A few months ago we found a house that we really wanted.
And I mean REALLY wanted.
It was a great house nestled in beautiful pine trees,
out in the country but not too far from town,
close to Lila's school,
had an awesome little playhouse,
a fabulous view of Pike's Peak,
the list goes on.
Oh, how we wanted that house.
We made an offer on the house
and the owners rejected our offer.
We raised our offer and the owners
took their house off the market.
It turns out they realized how much
they loved their property so they decided
to keep it.
The best part of the whole experience
is that on one of our trips to look at the house
we met a sweet girl who was taking care
of the owner's horses.
We found out that she gives riding lessons
so I asked if she had room for Lila.
She doesn't usually give lessons
to kids as young as Lila but she was willing to give it a try.
I was so excited- Lila loves horses so much.
I was really hoping it would work out.
Thankfully it did.
Our sweet girl gets more comfortable
every time she rides.
She's totally in her element.
She shines when she's on a horse.
It's quiet, peaceful
and perfect for her.
I think we like watching her ride
almost as much as she likes to ride!
there is no mistaking it!
We didn't get the opportunity to buy
the house we thought was perfect for us.
We found a house we like so much more.
We are so thankful it didn't work out
with the first one.
We weren't able to get Lila into the
therapeutic riding center here in town.
But we are SOOOO happy
with the way everything turned out!
I'm learning that when something
doesn't work out the way I wanted it to
there is usually something better on the way.
You have to hold on
through the rough times
and wait for the good stuff.
the good stuff is just around the corner.