I remember vividly the day I took this photo. I was at Oz Park in Chicago and at a big turning point in my life. Mike and I had put into motion our move to the country. We had planted a beautiful seed of manifestation, but I was feeling a bit discouraged and afraid. I felt apprehensive because we weren’t seeing immediate results, and I felt scared because what if we did?! With a move, I knew this meant I would be leaving my sister in Chicago. She is such a huge part of my heart and we shared eight awesome years in the city, five of which we lived together, some of the best times of my life! And I also knew I would be disappointing my work family. They were my ticket to Chicago, and I am forever grateful. But there was a stirring in my heart bigger and I could no longer ignore it. So I went to the park seeking clarity. While relaxing under a tree, I looked up and saw the Angel cloud. Loud and clear I felt in my heart: Don’t give up five minutes before the miracle happens. Yes, this made total sense! I needed to hold on to my dreams! After all, moving to the country with the man I love was what I wanted very much. I felt reassured my future was safe. I just had to trust the other things would work out. And indeed they did. Even though I miss living near my sister, I know she is very happy with her own sweet family. Work worked out perfectly too. And indeed, my future is safe, as Mike and I are growing happier every day on The Farm with our really awesome animals. Thank you Spirit for showing me it is safe for me to trust in my own heart’s desires. I believe we are all worthy of this knowing.
In the fall of 2011, Mike and I moved to a small farm in Central Illinois where we immediately found ourselves rescuing horses. The rescue was not part of our original plan, but we felt the calling while doing a search for a pair of ponies we did plan on caring for on the farm. Since childhood, my entire extended family and I have been horse owners. Mike and I wanted to continue this tradition. Upon searching the internet for a pair of ponies, we were overwhelmed with the number of horses that needed a rescue and/or a home.