My fearless little helper

Trying to find words to describe the absolute joy my three year old daughter brings me is extremely difficult.  She is a ray of sunshine that is growing too fast with the ability to brighten a room the moment she steps in. 

She loves to be outside, will press her face against the screen/window/door when we force her to come in.

She loves to be with me in the garden digging, planting seeds, weeding, watering, getting dirty from head to toe.

Along with being outdoors, she loves any animals, besides bugs of course, that shares the open air with her.

Last weekend, I took her to a friends farm to let her, for the first time, pet and ride horses.  She had no fear which to a parent who knows what will happen when a horse gets spooked, was somewhat scary.  She walked right up to them, pet them, loved them.  She was in heaven.  The horses loved her too, would keep nudging her with their muzzle and sniffing her.  She fed them treats which in turn, they would gently remove from her little hand. When she rode, she was a natural, as if she had been riding before she was walking.  Her no fear approach made her ride with ease and comfort.  I think she could have stayed there all day.

Here is one of my favorite pictures of the day.

This horse loved her and as you can see, she didn't mind the occasional sniff and nudge.  She is relaxed, content and simply enjoying being around the gentle beasts.

She wouldn't talk when her mean mom FORCED her to go and leave her new found friends.  I promised her we would go back but to her, I don't think it will be soon enough.
6 Responses
  1. Laura Says:

    What a beautiful photo! We've been waiting for the weather to turn (it's been oddly unpleasant) before we hit the petting zoo with the kids. There's nothing like the awe in their faces while they pet or feed an animal. My girl makes friends with them all too! As for no fear children, I feel your pain. My 5year old is as tall as an 8year old and can & will go on all the rides associated with that height.

  2. Laura, I don't think I'm ready for height appropriate rides! Trying to wrangle her in and not allow her to run around the horses was difficult enough. I guess she will be strapped in on the rides,lol!

    I'm glad you brought up the petting zoo. I will have to add that to our summer activities.

    Have a good one! FG

  3. Anonymous Says:

    I love it! how sweet and precious this memory will be! love the photo!

  4. Theresa Says:

    I just have to tell you that watching the joy that your son and daughter had while at the farm made me think about my choice of not having any kids myself. It was an absolute treat to watch them and see the fun they were having!! I cant wait to have them come back and ride some more and play with the foals as they grow up also. There is nothing more special then watching a child be absolutely natural with animals. Where do us adults go wrong as we age? Why cant we all stay that natural and loving to all of God's creatures? Cant wait to have them back out to the farm!!

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Have you been back to the farm? What a natural gift of love.

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