Sunday, August 8, 2004

Merry Christmas

HALOS FROM HEAVEN Angels DO exist ! On Christmas Day 2001 my Grandmother passed away unexpectedly. After her passing I had what I would call a “Memory Dream”. I had dreamt about the first pony I was on. My Grandmother provided the mount and her name………….“Merry Christmas”. After holding onto a small inheritance check received shortly after her passing with concerns of what should be done with the money, I now had a clear decision. Purchase the colt I had been saving for, HG Esquire, aka ‘E’!
While building our home, living in an RV, knowing the well and septic HAD to be purchased, purchasing those desperately needed items would have seem the responsible thing to do. Yet I truly wanted to pay off the colt I had chosen 6 months previous. I knew what ever was done with the inheritance left behind by my grandmother; it had to be something she would approve of. After having the dream about “Merry Christmas” and my grandmother, I knew she wanted me to have this horse. Hence ‘E’s tag line, “A Gift That Keeps Giving”! I even managed to locate a photo of all of us together in Nashville at Monroe Harding Children’s Home.

Gainey Cornerstone Arabians offered a breeding raffle helping Angel Heart Farm located just outside of Nashville for 3 years. The program caters to children that are chronically & terminally ill thru the use of Equine assisted therapy using mostly Arabians. We felt so strongly that ‘E’ was indeed “A Gift That Keeps Giving” that thru him we could help a program in need. Gainey Cornerstone Arabians and ‘E’ are now looking for a different program to help. Should you know of a program in need, please contact us!

To add to this special story and the relation to “Merry Christmas”, while at the Tennessee Volunteer Horse Fair in 2003 promoting the breeding raffle, managing the booth for Angel Heart Farm while they did a presentation, and spending some time with the very special children of Angel Heart Farm, such as Connor Hunley, my aunt and uncle traveled from Georgia to visit. Upon there arrival, my aunt shared with me she had finally located the brush set I had requested belonging to my grandmother. She remarked she had no idea how I had remembered this set as my grandmother had packed it away many, many years ago and it took her 2 years to locate. Once I had this box with the special items in my hand I had to open it immediately. There was the most beautiful brush set ever. I picked the brush out of its designated place in the box and noticed a tag. When I picked this up to read the hand written inscription I began to cry. The tag read, “To Mim, From Pap, “Merry Christmas”, 1943”!

And to top it off, our first foal from ‘E’, if a filly, was to be named after my grandmother, “Lenora Lace”, yet because we initially had planned to sell her she was named “GA E-Vangeline”. When speaking to my aunt and telling her that I was unable to name the beautiful filly Lenora Lace and had instead named her GA E-Vangeline, she began to cry. She then informed me that my grandfather (whom passed away before my birth) had a sister that my grandmother was very fond of and her name was Evangeline! By the way, the dam of this filly has NEVER had a filly before, only colts!

HG Esquire is truly “A Gift That Keeps Giving” in every since of the word! And never doubt there are Heavenly Angels that create Halos around us all! We hope you have enjoyed what we consider a very remarkable, spiritual, true story. If you have a special story and would like to share, we would love to hear from you! We know there are others out there!

Sincerely, All of us at “Gainey Cornerstone Arabians