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Sober date: October 4th, 2005.

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Saturday, November 11, 2006

Two Horses

Just up the road from my home is a field, with two horses in it. From a distance, each looks like every other horse. But if you stop your car, or are walking by, you will notice something quite amazing. Looking into the eyes of one horse will disclose that he is blind. His owner has chosen not to have him put down, but has made a good home for him. This alone is amazing.

If nearby and listening, you will hear the sound of a bell. Looking around for the source of the sound, you will see that it comes from the smaller horse in the field. Attached to her halter is a small bell. It lets her blind friend know where she is, so he can follow her.

As you stand & watch these two friends, you'll see how she is always checking on him, & that he will listen for her bell & then slowly walk to where she is, trusting that she will not lead him astray. When she returns to the shelter of the barn each evening, she stops occasionally & looks back, making sure her friend isn't too far behind to hear the bell.

Like the owners of these two horses, God does not throw us away just because we are not perfect or because we have problems or challenges. He watches over us and even brings others into our lives to help us when we are in need Sometimes we are the blind horse being guided by the little ringing bell of those who God places in our lives Other times we are the guide horse, helping others see.

Good friends are like this. You don't always see them, but you know they are always there.

Please listen for my bell and I'll listen for yours!


Blogger Meg Moran said...

this is perhaps one of the most beautiful posts I have ever read....simply, Thank you.

1:05 PM  
Blogger Carly said...

This is so beautiful!

1:36 PM  
Anonymous Sober Chick said...

Oh I believe they were spirits meant to balance each other. I had this experience once with 2 kittens. First came Smudge -- I was not a cat person, she turned my world upside down. A few days later came Gonzo, completely blind and left for death. We bottle fed these 2 and they formed a special bond. What a gift to see this.

Then they were taken away about 4 months later. They both contracted a deadly kitten virus. I only felt pain like that once by losing an animal. I think after Smudge went Gonzo was lost, Smudge was his eyes. He went to her.

Thanks for sharing this, God's creatures are so signifcant.

1:45 PM  
Blogger Sober @ Sundown said...

Wonderful story. Thank you.

4:00 PM  
Blogger Deb said...

beautiful. Thank you!

7:45 PM  
Blogger kel said...

Wow. What an incredible and beautiful story!! Thanks so much for sharing.

8:40 AM  
Blogger Christine said...

what a wonderful way to look at this. thanks for sharing.

10:58 AM  
Blogger Gwen said...

This is such a beautiful story. It is truly moving. I will be sure to listen for your bell!


1:26 PM  
Blogger sharonsjourney said...

Very beautiful

9:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I linked to Two Horses today. This post is magnificent! Thanks for sharing it with us.

12:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

omg...That was truly an inspirational read Alcoholic Brain.Thank you for sharing~

1:21 PM  

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