I was blessed to experience the Women's Program at Bridle Up Hope, and I just wanted to share with you my experience. It really taught me so much, but most importantly it taught me my worth. It gave me the courage to look deeper at myself and ask Heavenly Father what my life mission is and then develop a plan to accomplish it. I have more confidence, more joy, more focus on my true north, and more HOPE.
Hope for a better world, hope for a better me, hope in Christ. This program truly altered my life's course and for it, I am eternally grateful. I wish everybody could have the opportunity to experience Bridle Up Hope. I know I will be putting my daughter in their program for Young Women once she's old enough.
Here are a few of my journal entries that I shared on Instagram, and want to share with you all here:
"I'm told this program tends to find women at just the right time in their lives and as cheesy as it sounds, I have a feeling that it will change my life forever.
Words can't describe what a cool/amazing/exciting/humbling feeling it was when Donovan decided to join up."
"You guys, I totally have a new boyfriend!
I was so nervous to get in the saddle since the last time I rode a horse was when I was around 6 years old!
As I got to the top step ready to get on Captain Jack, I realized that I just need to trust that Jack's got me, that he can carry me, and I just need to do my part to get in the saddle and be a balanced rider.
My reward for trusting him that he had me was an incredible ride. I felt so free and that years of burdens had been lifted off my shoulders.
It really hit me that I do this with almost all (if not all to be honest) of my relationships. I worry that I'm just too much for most people so I don't trust them fully with my heart. I'm robbing them of the opportunity to really get to know me, but most importantly I'm robbing myself of the opportunity to get to know, and learn from, and be lifted by them.
Just like sweet Captain Jack trusts me that I've got him, I know I can trust him that he's got me, and that I'm not too much for such a sweet, beautiful, kind, magnificent animal, and that's the start of a beautiful friendship. I can TRUST that my people have me in my life, and I'm not too much for them. And even if I am too much for some, it's ok! Cause the people and horses that got me, are pretty darn amazing, and I can trust them with my heart.
Thank you @bridleuphope for the chance to learn that life changing lesson."
I felt after that first lesson, that it was going to change my life forever. I can honestly say it has! I have some exciting things happening, and some life steps I'm finally brave enough to take, so keep following along! It's going to be an exciting ride!