I am not good at keeping track of birthdays. And things like anniversaries - forget it. Literally. I have been known to forget my own birthday and I recently went a whole year telling people I was a year older then I actually am until I stopped to think and did the math over. Embarrassing, but not so bad, I got to turn 41 twice after all. There is one birthday though that I am not likely to forget.
Can you believe it? It has been one year today since this little brown pipsqueak finally made a long overdue appearance for my painfully underage Emma.
It was almost exactly 4 months later that I took Ramsey to Cornell and I was trying to find it in me to say goodbye forever. I am so immensely grateful that I didn't have to.
I am grateful to the good vets who saved Ramsey's life....
to my beautiful, sweet Emma, the very best mother, who will herself be celebrating her third birthday 4 weeks from now....
to all of the good people who read this blog, who care and who have contributed so much in so many ways.
And I am very, very grateful for the bewildering, daunting and often overwhelming odyssey that having donkeys in my life has been. I would not have missed a day of this incredible journey, not even the bad days (and Lord, but we have we had a few of those). I have learned so much, gained so much and the sharing of it has brought even more. More than I could ever have imagined.
Happy Birthday my beautiful donkey-boy. Here's hoping for many, many more.
And hey, don't go yet, we have to have a present right? Leave a birthday wish sometime today, July 1st, and Ramsey will pick a lucky winner who will get to try some of my very special Wild-Blueberry/Rhubarb jam. Even people who don't like blueberries or rhubarb like this stuff!