I was hoping to feel energetic enough to edit the last blog before it posted. I didn’t get to it and we are not in Lexington just in case you were confused.
We continue to rest in the Elizabethtown, KY vicinity. We have kept our location anonymous so we can completely focus on rest and rejuvenation. Our hosts have been an unbelievable blessing. We are well taken care of- all of us. We have a peaceful, private setting and the means to simply rest.
It’s amazing when you are pushing, pushing, pushing for a goal and you know you are beyond exhausted- but when you stop- it hits you even harder than you ever imagined! We have literally been sleeping 10 and 12 hours a day plus naps and STILL feeling tired! It’s all we can do to eat meals, doctor the horses twice a day, and take a shower. That’s a full day! I am so, so, so thankful that God provided the perfect place for us to stop before we really hurt ourselves!
The horses are resting well and steadily improving. Fiddle’s puncture wound is healing nicely as is Apache’s saddle sore. Tiska’s back is much better, but her withers still hurt. Chance is doing very well. Satchmo’s saddle sore looks awful, but it is healing well. His will be a long recovery of several weeks.
The community has provided food and food money for us so that we don’t have to eat our dehydrated food while stopped nor do our hosts have to feel obligated to the full burden of feeding us. That has been a HUGE blessing! Nevertheless, our hosts have taken us in just like family and that is the greatest blessing of all. It has been a joy beyond words to be here. I wanted to share this update with you so that you would know we are in good hands, we are doing well (though we have a long way to go to be recuperated), but we are very blessed. Thank you for all the concerned phone calls, the help, and the prayers from our friends all over the country! I will try to give you another quick update in a week. Yours truly- Jeannette and Richard