"We're Still Going"
My boyfriend convinced me that I would enjoy going "horse camping" with him in the Black Hills. He said it was beautiful and primitive camping. This "primitive" business disturbed me as primitive to me meant "what do you mean there is no room service."
He was convincing. I loved to ride, enjoyed his company immensely and so I agreed to go. We were headed out the Thursday before Memorial Day. Several of our friends were going to meet us in the Hills. It was early, before 8:00 a.m., and traffic going out of the city was steady. We were headed out on the highway with 2500 pounds of horses and another 1000 pounds of trailer and camping gear and happily talking about the adventure.
We were not even out of town when the trailer started to swerve and jackknifed on the Interstate, pulling the truck into the fence. Immediately, my boyfriend jumped out the truck. I could not get out on my side as the truck was up against the fence. The trailer was still in the lane of traffic and two cars immediately stopped and two men jumped out and said they had called 911.
They exclaimed that the trailer was on its side until we hit the fence and it righted itself at that time. My boyfriend was amazingly calm, but focused. He said "the horses", as he ran back and opened the back of the trailer.
The horses were in a heap in the bottom of the trailer but thankfully scrambled to their feet. He shut the big doors and ran back to the side and opened the windows and soon both horses were sticking their heads out.
The Arabian was highly agitated and stomping, but otherwise okay. The quarter horse just looked very sad, but was okay, also.
I always considered myself to be pretty fearless. However, this incident stopped me cold. I was shaking, crying and totally incapacitated by what could have happened. I was using my cell phone, calling people mindlessly and crying.
My boyfriend heard me call my work and say, "I have been in accident, but I guess I will be in to work tomorrow." He helped me out of the truck and held me. His voice was amazingly calm. He said "It's all right." "We have had a minor setback. Life will throw us many such setbacks. We are temporarily down, but not out. We're still going."
And we did still go..... and it was awesome. I learned many such life lessons during that trip.
What my boyfriend did for me in my life is what I would hope for every person who reads this story. "We are temporarily down, but not out. We're still going!"
Candice J. Kirks
A Creed to Live By...
Don't take for granted the things closest to your heart. Cling to them
as you would your life, for without them, life is meaningless.
Don't let your life slip through your fingers by living in the past or totally
for the future. By living your life one day at a time, you live ALL the
days of your life.
Don't give up when you still have something to give. Nothing is really
over until the moment you stop trying.
Don't be afraid to admit that you are less than perfect. It is this
fragile thread that binds us, each and all, together.
Don't be afraid to encounter risks. It is by taking chances to reach a goal
or purpose that makes life so awesome and worthwhile.
Don't shut love out of your life by saying it's impossible to find time.
The quickest way to receive love is to give it. Make time.
Don't run through life so fast that you forget not only where you've
been, but also where you are going.
Don't forget, a person's greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated.
The best way to grow in a relationship or a friendship is to practice
viewing life and its circumstances through another's eyes.
Don't be afraid to learn. Knowledge is weightless, a treasure you can
always carry easily.
Don't use time or words carelessly. Neither can be retrieved.
Life is not a race, but a journey to be savored each step of the way.
Yesterday is history and tomorrow is a mystery. Learn from yesterday,
plan for tomorrow, but live for today.
Author Nancy Sims
Have a great day!
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