If You Give a Girl a Horse

Dream Land - ShelliBourque

If you give a girl a horse,
she’s going to drive country roads to visit her horse at the barn.

As she spends time at the barn,
she’s going to discover how refreshing and peaceful it is.
The physical work of grooming her horse will relax her body, clear her mind, and renew her spirit.

When her mind is given freedom to roam,
she’ll be surprised at how much the barn and land make her feel at home.
And she’ll remember that she had always dreamed of a big piece of land of her own.

When she remembers that dream of a big plot of land,
she will ask her husband to take a drive to see a small plot of land they once admired.
She’ll realize that little plot of land wouldn’t do for the barn that is now in her dream.
But as they drive toward home, a For Sale sign will catch the corner of her eye.

When she sees that For Sale sign,
she’ll burst out with hopeful glee and her sweet husband will back right up on the road to see it.

When they step out to look beyond the sign and the trees,
they will know they have found the perfect piece of land in the perfect location.
She will jump up and down and squeal. He will nod in agreement.

When she discovers that big piece of land,
she will start praying fervently to God.
She will know it will take more than a few years to be able to afford it.
It will take a miracle.

As she prays for that land and dreams for the future,
she will begin to imagine what the house, the pasture and the barn will look like.

And when she sees that barn in her mind’s eye,
she’s going to ask for another horse to go in it.

About Shelli Bourque

An ordinary girl living by the grace of life in Christ. Adoring wife and mom. Lover of quiet places and uncluttered spaces. Beauty seeker and image maker.