This morning, while checking social media, I stumbled upon BuckarooGirl's blog post.
She is a young cowgirl that I have featured here before.
Adrian is a true inspiration to me, although I am old enough to be her mother.
I follow all of her social media and her blog.
Her posts are something I look forward to each day.
Today's BuckarooGirl post hit home!
It is somewhat of a prayer I have prayed over my boys their entire life.
I also feel like it would be the type of prayer My Daddy would have prayed over me.
I have to share!
I want you to love.
Not just people and things, I want you to love the earth
To realize that this fragile and beautiful thing is entrusted to your care by God
Treat it well
Like a cowboy should
Ignore the calls of desk jobs
Be worthwhile and brave in your choices
I pray you choose good horses,and good women to share your lives with
I pray that you never know drought
I pray you never know the pain of loosing the outfit
I pray you have good seasons and tough calves
Good mama cows and rain in the spring
Healthy colts and healthy babies
Let them play in the dirt, let them explore
Get them a good old saddle horse who has seen a lot of miles
And take them kids to work
Teach them that tough hands are more beautiful a thing than any fancy car
And that your word is better than a written contract
I pray that you know what the smell of a brush branding fire is like
And the gut feeling of happiness every time you choke a cow or rope a bull
The feeling of excitement and need for coffee in the early 3am mornings of work
And the feeling of watching the red sun rise as you trot out
I pray you know what it is like to hold hands around an old ranch table at night and say grace
To work hard
To protect your rights
To dance the night away
To win rodeos
To love without fear
I pray you know what it is like, to be a cowboy.
Thank You, Adrian, for being such an amazing role model for young and old!