Generosity

19 Mar
Allison, her generousity has blessed Raise Your Dreams Farm

Allison, her generousity has blessed Raise Your Dreams Farm

Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share, storing up for themselves a good foundation for the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.
1 Timothy 6:18-19

Allison was like an angel showing up at the farm last Saturday. Bearing a huge container of horse and pony miscellaneous items such as saddle blankets, polo wraps, shipping boots, paddock boots, saddle, and too much to name, she laid it out in the back of her SUV. My students gathered around like children on a Christmas morning. That’s when she held up beautiful leather chaps. Jacob gasped, this was the ultimate badge of a “real horse rider,” and he began to wonder out loud whether he could fit into them.

The students carried the prized gifts to the tack shack and began to comb through the items, squealing with delight over each item. Jacob held up the chaps, sizing them up in his mind’s eye as to whether they would fit. One instructor grabbed one end of the chaps, I grabbed the other and we began to put Jacob into the chaps. His eyes glistened with joy. They fit perfectly. He stood proudly with a crop out to his side and said, “Now this is a true rider!”

We all laughed. This boy has conquered mountains of fear after he catapulted off of Milkshake the very first time he ever cantered. Fear had crept into his resolve and he was shaken, not only in his determination to someday become a riding instructor, but to ride like the instructors. That Saturday he rode two or three horses, popped over a few jumps and cantered gleefully. These chaps would signify his ability to ride and to ride well. He stood the rest of the day with a crop, his chaps securely cinched at his hips, and a smile as magnificent as the Grand Canyon.

It all started through the generosity of Allison. She was willing to give, to share, and to inspire all here that God has given us a special gift, her generosity. Thanks Allison for your love, compassion, and your precious heart to think about a little farm in South Jersey.  Raise Your Dreams Farm is always transformed by the proof that God is here and He uses all around us to bless us!www.anythingforhorseandrider.com has what you need! Place a classified ad and help support the equine therapy program at Raise Your Dreams Farm!

 

Jacob in his new chaps signifying that he is now a "real rider!"

Jacob in his new chaps signifying that he is now a “real rider!”

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4 Responses to “Generosity”

  1. billgncs March 19, 2014 at 6:26 PM #

    even better than a leather jacket 🙂

    • anythingforhorseandrider March 24, 2014 at 7:17 PM #

      He was a guy with a mission! Yes, I think it was much better than a well worn leather jacket!

  2. amylk103 March 20, 2014 at 1:19 PM #

    I love your farm for so many reasons! You give of yourself to the world and it comes back to benefit everyone who knows you. I had to PRY Jakes out of the chaps! And they are hanging on the back of his door ready for this weekend. Thank you SO much for all you do for everyone!

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