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:)