We rarely capture moments that serves as a catalyst for the rest of our lives, but in 2010, I was able to do just that.
These are shares from my personal blog in 2010 and then 2011 that give you insight into the beginnings of Heart of Phoenix.
As you all well know, we’ve gone on to grow into the greatest advocacy voice for horses that West Virginia has known.
And this little mare has never been forgotten.
September 13, 2010
“I’ll give her a name”
Our vet confirmed that her chance of survival and recovery is totally hopeless today.
Phoenix. . . I really knew that was the appropriate name for the rescue mare from the beginning, and now I see she is not supposed to get the name upon recovery here, but she will receive the name for the new life she will have in the “beyond,”
Even as God says that a sparrow does not fall that he is not with it in Matthew 10:29, surely not a horse goes out of this world that he is not aware of, that he does not care for, that he has not made new provisions for beyond the earth.
So the mare will be Phoenix. She will be slightly plump, shiny and be able to run to and fro in the next life, will she not?
In the story of the Phoenix, upon the death of the Phoenix, a new bird creature always rises from the ashes.
So it will be with our Phoenix, I believe
September 26, 2010
“She is gone, it is over, but it is not finished”
She is gone, it is over, but it is not finished
She is now, for the first time, probably since she was a foal,
truly, it is.
I want to take this time to let people know that there are many other horses like her out there.
If you have personal horses, please understand you should feel obligated to give back, if you can, to horses in need.
I feel it is only the right thing to do. Give something back to the creatures that give you so much.
“So here we go.”
We just sent back our engagement letter for the 501(c)3 status process to begin.
Something quite scary about undertaking this, but here we go.
. . .
April 26th, 2018
“And I never looked back.”
(Phoenix, still unnamed, back at intake)