I feel like I’ve been saying this steadily for the past number of years, but… 2016 has been one of the greatest years of my life. How could it not be with The Cowboy and The Cowkids by my side? I’ve felt ever so inspired and more spiritually minded this year and I owe all the thanks I could possibly give to my maker.
This is not to say though, that I have not seen such heartache and devastation to those around me and throughout the world. For many, 2016 has been a year of heavy trials and burdens that seem too hard to bear. A year of irreplaceable losses and great suffering.
My heart goes out to all those who are in the thick of pain, unsurety, and fear. I hope this poem can guide a sort of hope for the future year to come. It is my wish for all.
May you take on your goals in the practise pen.
May you compete with humble thanks.
May your line take hold of one big fish.
And may you swim in open lakes.
May your seeds take hold and grow on high.
May your heifers throw calves with ease.
May your heart soften to forgive one another.
And you live the day to seize.
May you scuff up your new cowboy boots.
May you get your truck all muddy.
May you put family ahead of everything.
And always call her honey.
May you enjoy that sunrise that opens up your hunt.
May you arrive safely down those gravel roads.
May you wear camo, but not disguise yourself.
And may you allow Jesus to lessin’ your loads.
May you run far in open pastures filled with wild flowers.
May you cling to happy memories of loved ones long since passed.
May your tractor work properly fulfilling it’s working duties.
And may you place life’s greatest treasures in a cedar chest to last.
May you sleep in a tent with a ceiling of stars.
May you stand tall upon a mountain peak.
May you keep warm beside a campfire.
And find everything that you may seek.
– The Cowgirl (countrybestblog.com)
Happy New Year’s Eve Country Fans.