Saturday, July 11, 2009

Compassion

"Hello Beautiful" they say to each other.
All horses deserve, at least once in their lives, to be loved by a little girl.
I love that Paige loves animals. She has never had a high tolerance, or shall I say, interest in babies or little ones. Sometimes I see children who fawn over little kids and show such love and compassion. I often wondered if Paige had that nurturing, motherly side to her. My suspicions have been confirmed, that indeed, this little girl is an animal lover! Of course, she is Queen Mother to Sambo the cat. She would probably jump in front of a bus for him. I knew that she loved her cat dearly, but the other day as we were driving back from a photoshoot, she demanded, "Pull over". I was afraid she was going to be sick by the alarm in her voice. "Pull over here next to this fence, please, sissy!" I obliged. In the distance were these beautiful horses. It was a hot day and Paige ran to their fence and started calling for them. The beautiful brown horse immediately made his/her way to Paige and I swear to you, they gazed at each other for a good 2 minutes. Paige kept saying, "It's ok sweetie. I know you are hot, but the sun is about to go down. You will be cooler then. Just eat you some grass and stay under the shade". The horse stared at her and started kicking it's front left leg. It looked at Paige, never at me, and as if to say, "yes m'am" and walked away and stood underneath a big tree. Paige walked to the car and said, "Ok, let's go!". I followed her lead and we didn't speak one word about it in the car.

Yep, she's going to be a good mommy!

10 comments:

Jodee Leader said...

What a great story! Cute pictures too! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Courtney said...

That is such a sweet story. Beautiful pictures!

a Tonggu Momma said...

What a sweet story, Missy. That's one to remind her of when she is in the throws of motherhood.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

THat is such a sweet story.....an animal lover for sure....and a future nurturing Mommy:)

Hope you girls had a great weekend!

Lisa

LaLa said...

Love these pics...well, you do have the one photo of her holding Coby..and she is GREAT with Annslee : )

Donna said...

So sweet...love the pictures, as always!

Melissa said...

Beautiful photos and story..,my Leah is exactly the same way as Paige too.

Sue said...

I love this story and the photos. Some people just have a gift with animals. : )

Sue

Norah said...

Paige the horse whisperer. How awesome, and very sweet that was. The horse was probably dazed and confused by such beauty when it saw her : )

rgshrs said...

Finally finding to catch up on your blog and of all the posts, THIS one just brought me to tears! That is one very special young lady there! And you are one very special big sister for knowing her so very well. I never had a sister, but if I did, I'd want her to be like you!:)

I love all the beautiful pictures and all the fun you have been having this summer. As for the psycho Mama at the pool....wow..just wow..as proud as I am of my dear daughters I could never even imagine saying something like that (or even thinking it!) to another mom. Wow some people need some help and all we can do is pray for them and the kiddos in the world that need a word of encouragement that they get it somewhere at just the right time in their life. Seeing that is one of the things that makes you a fabulous teacher! I wish you were here to teach Julia! LOL ;)

take care my friend and I hope the rest of your summer is just absolutely fabulous! I'll try to be better about checking in more often! ;)