Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Progression on Four Crossing Abstract Horse Painting by Texas Equine Artist Laurie Pace, Moving On

Progression on Four Crossing
28 x 42 inches Oil on Canvas

Commissioned Painting SOLD

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© Laurie Pace     Graphics One Design 1998-2011 


In this family the MOVE word is not allowed. We have moved way too many times. The longest we lived anywhere was in Justin TX for 6 1/2 years. Three years is about the average...but we have lived here on the lake almost one year and I still love it as much as the day we moved in here last April 5th.

Moving on leaves your mind wide open to new things. Unless you are the empty glass person and moving on is sadness. It is leaving the comfortable and the expected for the new and the unexpected. 

I choose these words today as we will be picking Annie up from the vet this afternoon. They amputated part of her right paw and then removed another cancerous lesion on her leg further up.  Had we known it was all cancer we might have chosen to put her down now, but we didn't and we had made our decision based on the information we had.   So she will be home later today. We will be changing her bandages three or four times a day. Two weeks before the stitches come out.  Terry has promised to help me watch over her because I do not want her to suffer. She is very thin and she has lost so much of her personality.  It could have been the pain she was in, or it could be the cancer already ravaging her body.

Moving on is hard when it involves letting go.  We hold on to much in our life. We hold on so tight our fingers and mind go numb.  Letting go seems to be the harshest thing we face to do...but once we take that step, we find that there is something better to come. Having faith that God will provide, we must learn to move on, to let go.

My heart is heavy in anticipation and worry over Annie.  I have to be strong if it is her time to move on. There will never be another Annie ever in this whole world or my lifetime...but there will be another dog that will win over my heart in other ways.... Annie is my shadow and I literally cannot imagine life without her.


 "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.” - 2 Corinthians 1:3-4


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