This is just a little 'Thank you' post for the children.
Thank you for making our life and interaction so normal - there are no words to describe how valuable it is for me that there are people who simply behave in ways that I understand.
Thank you for making running our default way of moving, and for defining "wild" as the primary goal in terms of a horse's behaviour.
Thank you for being such wonderful friends and family for our horses.
Thank you for being such an amazing group, helping the small ones, having fun with each other.
Thank you for always teaching me and learning from me.
Thank you for experimenting on your own, and for just trying things out instead of thinking about it until there is nothing left.
Thank you for being there whenever there is a really difficult situation with the horses - so nice to know that I can count on you 100%.
Thank you for not being "polite" but just doing what needs to be done (e.g. going into my house without my knowledge and preparing our supper).
Thank you for forcing me to get out of my beloved hermit life every now and then.
Thank you for having all those ideas that I would never have thought of.
Thank you for not being afraid to fail but trying things, anyhow.
Thank you for being so happy about our pasture life and in that way confirming that this is just the right way for me - no career in this world could compensate for this.
Thank you for being there again. and again. and again. There are not many things that I would want to be constant in my life, but you certainly are.