I think I will probably spend most of the next year overusing those two words. Even already, they seem completely useless in response to the ocean of support that has surrounded all of us at True Prospect. It takes my breath away.
Two night ago, The Whip (a local restaurant and tavern where I, admittedly, spend a good amount of time) generously organized a benefit for Caitlin, Ryan, and me. Although I was so grateful for it, I was a little nervous to go. There has been so much sadness and crying these past few days, I wasn’t sure that I could handle any more of it.
I should have known that no night at The Whip would be a pity-fest! Instead, it was a relief to be surrounded by so many people who cared so openly for all of us. While commiserating, you all managed to be so joyful and supportive that I couldn’t help but enjoy myself. Beyond the incredibly generous financial support you gave, it was just the comfort of being with you that made everything a little bit easier that night.
As expected in the horse world, we are back to work again. We are spending our time setting up the new barn, cleaning whatever tack is salvageable, and riding. It is actually relaxing to have something to do, to be back in some sort of routine, and working again. Watching Boyd’s determination to move forward, while still mourning all of our losses, inspires me to follow his lead. I am lucky to have him and the rest of the “Martin Team”.
All right, it seems that I am back to those two little words again: Thank You. I promise I will eventually say it individually to each of you, but until then please know how much everything has meant to me, and thank you.