Photo Of The Week – 4/30/11

April 30, 2011

Not a wild horse, at least most of the time. This was one of those moments where his inner wild one took over – running full speed, rearing and tossing his head around like a real wild boy. He’s beautiful to watch. This is “Valentino’s Gold Quest,” my 9 year-old Foxtrotter. I look forward to the day when I can watch him playing like this again.

Earlier this week, my mother-in-law had emergency open-heart surgery. And then another emergency surgery when things didn’t go just right. It was all so sudden – so surreal. My mother-in-law is truly one of the sweetest and kindest individuals I’ve ever met. Always thinking of others, never complaining – she wants to know how everyone else is doing. So I suppose I really shouldn’t have been surprised when the day after her surgeries, barely able to speak, she tells Tom and I that we need to get home to take care of my horse (who was injured over a month ago and has been slow to recover). A remarkable, selfless woman. Today’s photo is posted in her honor. We love you Ma Nickoles.

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15 Responses to “Photo Of The Week – 4/30/11”

  1. Linda H Says:

    Thank you for sharing the photo and the update. I too had such a loving, and giving mother-in-law. Healing wishes are headng her way, as well as to your boy.

  2. Debbie Says:

    Prayers for Mom Nikoles! And your Golden boy is beautiful. I could watch them run, graze and play all day. They bring peace to my heart. Best wishes.

  3. Katrine Pett Says:

    “Sending love,light and blessings to your mother in law Pam may she and your horse recover well- I like the look in his eye”

  4. Linda Says:

    Prayers to all in you..2 AND 4 legged onesr family Pam

  5. arlene Says:

    Speedy recovery to your wonderful mother in law and also to your beautiful boy !!!!!

  6. Maggie Frazier Says:

    My thoughts & prayers are with you and your mother-in-law – she sounds like a wonderful lady.

  7. honor Hannon Says:

    Having had 2 open heart surgeries myself(valve replacements) I send messages of HOPE and healing!
    Things will get better – Sounds like she has a big beautiful heart!

  8. Wising your wonderful mother in a law a speedy recovery! Your fox trotter is just gorgeous! What a great moment of ‘wild’ you captured 🙂

  9. Lori Schmidt Says:

    Beautiful boy!!!! Healing thoughts coming Mom Nickoles’ way and for your boy too. (((Hugs)))

  10. Barara Joseph Says:

    Sorry to hear about your Mother in law. Hope shegetsbetterfast. And hope your horse heals fast also.
    Beautiful picture of him

  11. Jim Westin Says:

    Hi Pam….a beautiful tribute to a beautiful soul…may the healing begin….hi to Tom & Mom.

  12. Cat Kindsfather Says:

    Stunning Pam! ❤

  13. celeste Says:

    Not only do you have a beautiful horse, you have a beautiful mother in law. I wish them both a complete and speedy recovery. Thank you for sharing with us.

  14. pnickoles Says:

    Thanks for the thoughts and well wishes from you all. I thought Ma Nickoles looked better yesterday. She has quite a road ahead of her but she’s obviously very tough. And I know my boy will be back when his body is ready.

  15. Puller Says:

    Sending healing thoughts and prayers to both ailing members of your family Pam! God speed.

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