Do you enjoy taking someone's dream away? Silas always wanted to be a rancher when he was growing up. He loves horses and whatever goes along with them. The girls started him a collection several years back and have gradually added to it. This is as close as he came to his dream.
He said when he met me that dream no longer matter. Wow! I remember we went to spend Christmas with his parents when our son was just 5 months old. He and his friend saddled up horses and went for a ride. (I don't know horse lingo , so you know what I mean!) They had ridden lots of times. This time his friend's horse skidded off the road and fell in the ditch. Horse was not hurt but his friend wound up with a broken leg.
I even got on the horse. Can you believe that? Of course Silas had the reins. Didn't like it then, don't like it now. He put our 5 month old son on the horse and took his picture. Rick did not like it either. So I guess he took after his Mother.
Silas' love for horses is still in his heart. I wish I would not have messed up all his plans, but the Lord just did not put in my heart to be a rancher's wife. Love won out! Not for the horse! For me! I have loved my life as his wife. We started out with almost nothing but the Lord always blessed. The many things we have gone through together has strengthened our love. Did we have differences? Yes! We are completely different. He has an out-going personality and never meets a stranger.
I am more with-drawned and quiet. In a lot of ways we are different, but we have drawn off each other's differences.
I started out with his pictures, didn't I? Just was going to tell you that I got that background hanging for Christmas. Used it as a throw. I did not know it had a place for a rod. When I found it I told him about it. I said I knew just where to put it.
So that is the background behind his collection. And a little peek into the best husband in the world.