One thing I love about the holidays are all the little packages and parcels that land on your doorstep from distant family and friends. There's something so much more exciting about a hand packaged parcel than the commercial cardboard from major retailers.
So I was thrilled when I found a little box on my doorstep from Star's erstwhile caretaker. I was expecting a little bag of cookies or some other holiday treat, but was amazed and teary to find this:
A pretty little star shaped ornament (not Star shaped.. she was rounder and less pointy) with a lock of her tail and some pretty blue and white beads (our old xc colors) inside.
There was also a bit more of her tail tucked in the box which has been added to the small braid I snipped off her tail a couple years ago. I'm sure I'll think of something clever to do with that, but this shining little ornament with a twist of her tail is a gorgeous little memento.
It will be a wonderful memory to pull out every year when we trim our tree.
**Getting misty eyed again, so I'm gonna call this a post :) ***
ps- Mares were medium good yesterday. P1 was being fussy about outside leg and P2 thought that jumping 3 cavaletti on a circle was torturous. Thankfully, both worked through their concerns...
I hope everyone has a fabulous Holiday Weekend with their loved ones (both furry and not).