My hope today, is to encourage those in a long season of caregiving. Your riding goals may seem a distant memory, but they are not forgotten by God. He greatly honors your commitment to care for your loved one. “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me” Matthew 25:40. In such a season myself, the Lord is teaching me to rely upon His provision rather than exhausting myself overthinking every challenge. The Lord does not compete with my busy mind. Instead, He is encouraging me to bend towards Him by having simple conversations throughout the day to share the needs, express how I am feeling and share gratitude for what He has already done. Most importantly I am being intentional about making space for the Lord to speak to me. As I focus more on God, the smaller the challenges appear and the more readily His solutions comes forth. “I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber” Psalm 121:1-3. While still a work in progress, I am gaining more peace alongside the challenges and this is a change my horses definitely feel. Despite the fact that my saddle time has been reduced, the work is more fruitful and enjoyable. For those in a season of caregiving, my prayer is this… that the reality of Proverbs 3:5-6 becomes firmly planted into your being “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make straight your paths.” God knows your heart’s desires and will not allow your dreams to fall away. Until next time my friends, be blessed!