Monday, August 10, 2009
The First Giddyup
Ashley experienced yet another ‘first’ this past weekend. Imagine for a moment that you cannot see or hear. A person you trust asks you to put your right foot onto a hard bar, then push yourself up, swing your leg over something wide and hard, and then balance yourself and hold onto a small thing sticking up right in front of you. The person you trust never lets go of you, but still is asking you to do something very new and very scary. Would you do it?
She took a ride on her first ever carousel horse! So in addition to mastering the mounting of the horse, she then had to hold on while feeling her world go around and around. I think that was one of the bravest things she has ever done, and I am very proud of her.
I am also very grateful to Miss Amy for pushing Ashley to try these new experiences!!
(I made a video of the whole thing, but wrongly assumed that I could turn my little flip video camera to take a vertical rather than horizontal movie. So, I have the movie but the only way you could watch it is to turn your head or your monitor sideways. If someone knows of some free software that would help me flip the movie, I would be most appreciative.)