‘What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men …… That is what love looks like.’ - St. Augustine

Thursday, July 29, 2010

When Magic Happens...

Serendipity. Synchronicity. Coincidence. Divine Intervention.

We all have different names for when those magic moments happen. We had one tonight that was very sweet. Dasha has been pining away for a horse to ride for several days now. She has never ridden, but is borderline obsessed with animals of all kinds. Our poor cats can attest to that. Anyway, I had called numerous farms and what-not, trying to find one willing to allow Dasha a ride. I had had no luck. I finally posted her wish on FB tonight and within the span of a few hours, I was talking to an amazing woman named Sophie who will be taking us up to an equestrian center in Groveland tomorrow.

Here's the interesting twist: My friend Jo Ann is the gem who called  her friend Sophie and explained our situation. She then sent me Sophie's number. At the same time, towns away, my friend Brian was posting an urgent request for a horse for Dasha on his FB page. His former employee happened to see it, and took the time to call his sister Sophie about this little girl who wanted to ride a horse. Yes, same Sophie!

So when I reached Sophie by phone, she had just heard from her brother about Dasha, via my friend Brian! We had a great laugh about the coincidence.... well, I call it "magic". Anything that serendipitous seems like magic to me! It's God at work, and I love it:)

I'm guessing that Sophie and I are meant to meet. Turns out we have three mutual friends, too. And she lives just a few towns away.

In other news, we are having a family camp-out in the yard tonight. We cooked our meal over the fire, sang Bob Dylan songs, laughed, ate s'mores and baked potatoes and too many hotdogs. It was wonderful. Now the girls are in the tent with the poor dogs, giggling and fighting intermittently. I'm a stone's throw away on the computer, soaking up some much needed mom-time.

Today was a completely rage and tantrum free day. I am beyond happy. We even had Nastia's therapy today and she gave up half her session for Dasha. It was an incredibly fruitful session. After which, her therapist took the three of us out for ice cream! Can you believe it? What a day...

Someone is obviously looking out for me:)


  1. I love it when the heavens smile down on us! :-)

  2. Anonymous9:24 AM

    good things come to good people =] you are truly blessed, for all the love you give out into the world, it will and it does come back to you!

  3. Many prayers are being lifted for you all. Even from North Carolina! We are also hosting and saw you on NHFC facebook page. Praying the next few days will go smoothly and God will cover you with His grace and love through the transition.

  4. wish there was some way for someone to intervene on yours and dasha's behalf.....not too sure why they have this antiquated law on the books! is there a way to appeal???

  5. You deserve a break! So does Dasha!

  6. Woah. I just read this... And, all of that happened on my birthday. And on the birthday of my lucky number, 12. Could that add to the serendipity of it all?


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