The days are getting shorter, the air crisp and colder, the world whispers that Christmas is coming. I used to watch the sunrise on my way to work and be home before it set, but now I watch them both from cubicle window which provides a glorious industrial view of the Wenatchee Valley horizon from east to west. My favorite season is upon us! The season of Glad Tidings of Great Joy, of warm fuzzy blankets to cuddle up in because of white sparkly ones outside. It's the season of hot cocoa and peppermint Scnhapps, Elf and Family Man, time with my own family and friends and remembering that unto us a Savior was born. I am a Christmas nut! I love it, but this year will be different. This year will be the first without Christmas Eve at my Gramma's in more than twenty years.
I'm not sure how I feel about that just like I'm not sure how I feel about my boy's last ride at Alatheia Riding Center for the season. I know it's too cold for the riders to be out there and I know a new season will bloom again with the budding apple and pear trees but I will miss his Tuesday rides on Sindre, a beautiful Norwegian Fjord horse. We will miss Nancy and Camille and the other families. He will miss the freedom he finds on the back of his beautiful mount. The season of cheer is here and I embrace it, but I will miss the smiles the horses at Alatheia brought to all of us this past riding season. Thank you Alatheia for a wonderful riding season. Thank you staff and volunteers for all you do. Our boy has loved every single minute of it! If you're interested in more information, check them out! http://alatheiaridingcenter.com/