From Our Home to Yours

From Our Home to Yours
By "Sunshine" Shelly Monahan-Cain

Annie! A Girl After My Own Heart!


My love for horses started as a very young girl and I begged my dad for a horse sooooo much that finally at the age of 12 to “quiet me” once and for all, he bought me a retired Thoroughbred race horse and that was the beginning of the rest of my life! Today we have 18 year old “Easy Going Cecil” and our 10 year old “Colour Me Happy”! We’ve had retired racehorses now for 23 years! Our oldest lived to be 32!

This past Tuesday I was blessed to be a part of the beginning of three year old Annie’s lifelong dream to spend some time with real live horses! She owns books on horses and has seen them from far away, but never actually seen them in person, she spent the afternoon with our two gentle giants!

Almost her entire family, including Grandma Patti, Chaplain Grandpa Darren, Aunt Lori, Aunt Rachel, cousin Joy, sister Evelyn, and mom Karissa came to visit our boys! It is important to note that Annie’s dad, Tim, was home babysitting baby brother Charlie which, if you know anything about girls and horses, then YOU know it’s best we ease Dad Tim into finding out what lies ahead of him! If Annie’s love for horses is starting already at the age of 3, Dad-let me advise you to start thinking about where to build the barn and look up a place close by for Annie to take riding lessons near your home in Wyoming!

And so the love affair begins for yet another little girl and horses. Your family is so near and dear to Steve and me, and it was such a blessing to be with all of you on Tuesday.

As we await the birth of our first grandchild this August, yes a little girl! Annie, you precious angel , you stole my heart. You went home with that incredible horse smell and dirt and a smile so big it brings me to tears just writing this.

Steve and I can’t imagine this world without our greatest gift from God, the precious children and pets He alone has given us to care for, to love and to protect.

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