Once again, Sue has created a beautiful tribute to Honey Bandit. As I mentioned before, when you take care of an orphan who needs such critical care, you simply focus on the day to day. You can't think about what might happen, could happen, or what you don't want to happen. You simply take care of what is at hand. You can't allow yourself to get emotional, because you need to stay positive and not bring a lot of negative energy into the picture.
Watching this video, the emotions all flooded to the surface. I wrapped my arms around our little guy and cried my heart out. It wasn't really sad, more like just over whelming. Looking back, it is a miracle he is doing so well. God blessed all of us with this little guy. He has used Honey Bandit to show us how much love and compassion there is around us. Honey Bandit continues to show us what true mustang heart is. The will to survive, and the ability to keep on fighting is clearly running rampant through his veins.
Another thing I find interesting is how gentle Honey Bandit is. Even when Patches gets cranky and starts kicking his little butt off, pushing HB around and being quite the little snot, Honey Bandit simply tries to evade Patches. When they are playing, they get a little bit rough, but when Patches wants to fight or be cranky, Honey Bandit won't engage. I know that HB is younger than Patches, but he is so much larger he would easily be able to hurt Patches. After all the trauma HB went through, you might think that he would be mean or dislike other horses. But his soul is gentle, and clear intelligence shines through those beautiful eyes. So when life is tough and things look impossible, remember, miracles happen.
Hope all is well and everyone is staying warm and dry. We are enjoying visits from HB's friends and are looking forward to the holidays. God bless you all!
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