Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 says, “To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven: A time to be born, And a time to die; A time to plant, And a time to pluck what is planted; A time to kill, And a time to heal; A time to break down, And a time to build up; A time to weep, And a time to laugh; A time to mourn, And a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, And a time to gather stones; A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing; A time to gain, And a time to lose; A time to keep, And a time to throw away; A time to tear, And a time to sew; A time to keep silence, And a time to speak;
Our family has come to one of those times. We have two registered Tennessee Walking Horses, both mares. We have had them and loved them for two years. They were green-broke (can ride, but must be a good rider) when we got them. I thought – being naive to the core – that I could train them. I did, to a certain extent. However, I’m a novice at riding and at training. I could only go so far (without professional help) and I have come to the point where I am tired of dealing with them. I don’t have the TIME to devote to them that they need to be great horses. They can be ridden, but still need a good rider in the saddle to control them. I am sad, but I know it’s time. My children are sad, but this is not the end of our horse “career.” We will replace them, but with more mature, well-trained horses that we can ride without fear.
What is something that you have known it was TIME for, but felt sad that you must face the situation?
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Enjoyed your reflections on time. I can only imagine how difficult it is to say goodbye to your horses, even though it’s for all the right reasons.
I think the sadness thing I ever had to do was say goodbye to my mom. God said it was time, he called her home. But it sure left an empty spot in my life.
It was hard to say goodbye to our youngest son as he left for college but now I’m enjoying the empty nest:) lol – The boy always comes back, though.
There is a season for everything, for sure.
Watching two of my sons get married. One more to go. I’m hoping that time comes slowly. 🙂
Good thoughts concerning time. Like others have said, I think the goodbyes, whether through death or life season changes are the hardest. But God is faithful, whatever change it is time for!
=[ That’s sad, but so glad to hear you’ll replace them with something you can enjoy more, and more safely.
Seasons. Much in my thoughts these days.
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