Too Many Years, Hello to All
Hello to any and all who remember me.
It's spring now and as my roses begin to bloom, I think of all of the wonderful things that I learned here, and all of the wonderful people that I met. My Gosh, it all seems so long ago!
My grandson Jeremy is doing absolutely fabulous. He is the light of my life. He is just about to turn 4 years old now. My daughter Rachel is so much better that I have become so very proud of her. Her other baby, grandbaby Savanah (sic- deliberately), is just beautiful. The only blonde haired, blue eyed baby in my family�s history. She looks nothing like us, but she sure is a sweetie pie.
My sons are wonderful, things are so great.
Dewayne and I are still together. We became officially engaged a couple of months ago (no plans to set a date yet, my choice, lol). He has a very good and stable job (hard to find in Abilene) and is doing great. The ring he got me almost dropped me to the floor! I admit that I love diamonds, but I never thought I would own one of this size with such perfect dimensions. It blinds me! We found a buyer from Canada who helped... just stunning.
School is hectic. I am about to end my last semester as a junior. I thought I lost my perfect GPA when I made a B in math, but it has come back up now to 4. I have been in invited into a few honors societies; my fav though is Psi Chi, as it is in my field. I am very proud of myself. I didn�t know if I could do it, and look at me now!
I tried to double major in Psych and Political Science, but I had to drop the poly sci to a minor if I wanted to get out in time to be ready for grad school. They only accept and start people in the fall semester so I cannot hang out for an extra semester without hurting myself.
I have to take 17 hours per semester for the last two anyway, as Hardin Simmons has extra Bible classes that have to be taken (that�s why I couldn�t do the poly sci on time). They also have a Phys. Ed. Requirements� at 45 who cares, lol... but yoga and folk dancing are on the menu for next semester.
I still have my wonderful horse Boy Hempen. I don�t know if I ever mentioned it, but I got him back quite a while ago when the boys home I donated him to decided not to keep any horses under 20 years old for insurance purposes. It was in our contract that they had to give him back to me if they ever wanted to get rid of him. He is doing great.
I don�t have a whole lot of time for riding as homework is intense, but Diana and her hubby ride him for me during semesters when its test time and I cannot.
It will take two more years for me to complete my masters, and then Diana and I want to open an equine therapy program. It�s usually called "hippo therapy," but that is for working with more autistic and physically handicapped people, and we want to open a home for troubled teenagers. Horses have a profound effect on people with troubles, especially in the "trust" department. Boy will be great at it. He has such a sweet disposition and nothing, and I do mean nothing, spooks him. He is very laid back and forgiving.
I still have around 80 roses. I gave over 20 to Diana as I am constantly astounded by my water bill in the summer! And in truth, I do not have the time to care for them properly. Most have just �gone wild� in the pruning dept, lol. I keep the ones in the front yard "mostly" pruned, but my back yard is wild. They are still stunning though. It�s amazing how well they do with no spraying, no pruning (except dead wood), and basically no care at all. I usually fertilize once on spring break and that�s it. It�s odd, they look better and healthier than when I was meticulous about it!
I better go; the letter is getting way too long. I hope you are all well. I do still think about you.
Love, Terri� The happy hippy chick!
Here is a link that might be useful: My Space with Pics of grand kids.