The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows

Tragedy reminds us we live in a fallen world. This week we lost Truly and Scrumptious, our sweet alpacas to a vicious dog attack. My oldest daughter and I ran out to try and stop the dogs but we could not get there in time. Two more daughters came out only to witness our dear alpacas dying in horrible pain. It was just horrific.

Its times like this we ask why? There are no hard and fast answers. It reminds me of one of my favorite quotes. Comes from Rocky Balboa:

“Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place, and I don’t care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard you’re hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward; how much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!

I am so grateful for the friends who have come along side us to help SHINE a little light in our dark time and helped us to keep moving forward. Do you know someone who needs a little light to SHINE in his or her darkness? Don’t hesitate, pick up the phone, and give them a call.

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