Thursday, May 14, 2009

Horse Power

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Sheila (Shayla)

While April was in town, she asked if I could take them over to see Aaron's horse, Sheila while they were here. This is the first visit any of the Harkness's have had to see her since Aaron passed away. It was really fun being there with her and seeing them all so excited to see her.
Top: Sophia and Sadie
Bottom: Susie, Sue, April

Top: Pearl, Grace, and Aaron Jr.
Bottom: Steve, Lennon, Sheila and Grace

Top: Sophia
Bottom: Susie and Sue

Steve, Grace, Pearl, Susie, Aaron Jr.

Steve, Sophia, Aaron Jr, Grace

April, Steve, Sue, Sadie, Ava, Sophia, Pearl, Aaron Jr, Grace, Susie

Leslie (Me) and Aaron Jr. and Sheila

When Aaron passed away, I asked my sister's husband, John, if he wanted to take Sheila as his own. He used to go riding with Aaron and they would talk about when John would have his own horse someday. So, it just made sense that he should have her. I can't even tell you how grateful I am that he was willing to do that. It has been so nice to still have her close and be able to go and see her when we want. I look forward to when John takes Aaron Jr. riding someday. I am grateful for the love and sacrifice it takes to maintain her and to take care of her... thank you John and Lisa. We are grateful and we love you.

Missing you Aaron...

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Kristi said...

Do you ever ride Sheila? It is neat to have something around still that Aaron loved so much. I bet his family was glad to see her too.

Amanda Sue said...

How fun! You want to know something crazy?? I've never been on a horse before? I know, I'm a slacker!

LL said...

it's so fun to see pictures of everyone! You look fabulous as always Leslie, I love your cute hat!

dani said...

i'm so thrilled that aaron's horse remained in his family. it is nice having something so dear to him attainable, les:)
much love,
dani xxx

christa said...

I wish we would've known everyone was going to see the horse. That would've been fun and I especially know Steve would have enjoyed that. Hope your trip was fun, can't wait to hear about it!

Also, I just might take you up on the "stealing" of those photos!

Lisa (seesalou) said...

so glad they got to go. great pictures!

April said...

Thanks again, Les! Truly, it was one of the highlights of my trip to Utah. Sheila was gorgeous and it felt good to finally meet her.