Perfect Moment Monday: He’s On A Horse

Life has been tough these past few weeks. As y’all have noticed, my posting has slacked off and that can be attributed to me dealing (or not dealing) with all the chaos. But, even in the midst of all this chaos, I had an experience I will treasure. I had a perfect moment.

This is Gabe’s first year in cub scouts and, earlier this month, we went on our first official cub scout camping trip. Gabe was so incredibly excited leading up to it. He has always loved the outdoors and, especially,  the woods. The whole idea of sleeping in a tent and cooking over a campfire had totally captured his imagination and it was so much fun to share this experience with him. He ran and played with abandon. He joined in the raging battles through the woods surrounding camp. I’m not sure whether the older kids or the younger kids won but I do know they all were happy…so, I guess they all won.

But, that wasn’t all. On Saturday, I got to share something with Gabe that I haven’t done in years…something that I love and miss terribly. Gabe and I and about a bazillion other scouts went horseback riding. I was so proud of my kiddo. He was excited but, once he got up there, he got a little nervous. I wasn’t really surprised because he was on a full sized horse…not a little pony. He must have felt like he was a million miles above the ground. But, I talked to him and Gabe calmed right down and handled everything like a champ. He didn’t even freak out when his horse broke into a trot. By that point in the ride, Gabe was loose and relaxed and having his little mare trotting didn’t phase him. He stayed on without a problem. It was so cool to watch him handle that extra excitement and it was beyond special to share something that means so much to me with my little guy.

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9 Responses to Perfect Moment Monday: He’s On A Horse
  1. Kathy
    September 25, 2012 | 10:27 am

    Yay for Perfect Moments that are shared! Love that you and Gabe got to going riding together.
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  2. a
    September 25, 2012 | 1:22 pm

    That looks like a really great time!
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  3. Lori Lavender Luz
    September 25, 2012 | 2:23 pm

    How perfect that you got to share camping and horseback riding with your son. And how perfect for HIM that you were there as a calming influence while he found his inner rider.
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  4. Justine
    September 25, 2012 | 11:11 pm

    I love this moment that you shared with Gabe! What a wonderful way to connect with him. 🙂 (And I’m curious … that place looks so familiar to me … I wonder if it’s the place we stopped to camp for the night on our drive down to GA about seven years ago … !)
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  5. Battynurse
    September 27, 2012 | 4:29 am

    How cool! I would love to be able to go riding once in a while.

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