Today’s blog post is a difficult one… It pulls at my heart-strings, it’s about letting go and makes me sad for Amelia and her family. I met Amelia this past winter at a bridal show of all places and we hit it off right away. A few days ago I received an email from her asking me to come do a session with her and her horse Newsie. They recently discovered that Newsie has terminal kidney failure. :(
I spent the afternoon with Amelia, her mom Becky and Newsie. What an amazing horse, I enjoyed hearing stories of how Newsie became part of the family, how Amelia spent countless weekends with him at tournaments, and how he has taught her so many wonderful things like patience, compassion and friendship. She even told me how he was the judge of whether or not a boy could date her :). Kind of like a father or brother would do. If Newsie liked him, they were good enough for Amelia. Guess Eric (her fiance) met Newsie’s approval lol.
My heart goes out to this wonderful family. Today is the day they have to put down a family friend, one who has brought them much joy and love. Today the Aldrich family will have to let go of their beautiful horse Newsie. After 17 years of being part of their lives they had to make one of the most difficult decision any animal lover ever has to make. The decision to let go… and say goodbye to their beloved friend. I am so happy I was able to meet such an amazing horse and capture one more beautiful day for Newsie and Amelia before they have to say goodbye…. Sending some much-needed love your way on this difficult day. xo- laurie marie