Wednesday, January 4, 2012

new beginning

I keep going over why I wanted to start a blog - I guess one reason is to help people understand who I am - of course I am a lot of people rolled into one!

I am a very lucky person, especially since I passed out (?) in April of 2011.  I was found down when Tony sent a friend to check up on me when I couldn't be reached, all we know for sure is I checked my voice mail around noon that day and was then found down around 8 pm.  After being in a coma for 2 days and a total of 13 days of hospitalization I am still on medical leave from my full time volunteer position at Indiana Horse Rescue 8 months later.

That is where it starts - and why I am figuring out who I am.  I'm not totally nuts - I KNOW who I am!  I guess I am just re-defining myself.  For the last 15+ years I have been Kathryn Caldwell with Indiana Horse Rescue - but who am "I"  I was tough enough to care for many horses and carry tons of grain and hay, but who am "I" I could bid against kill buyers and cry with people when they adopted or donated horses, I cried when I knew we couldn't save a horse, but who am "I"  I taught nieces how to bake and cared for one niece while my SIL had brain surgery, then missed many years of their lives, I am Mama K for so many of my children, my family of friends.  I can give them advice be there mentor their friend their substitute mama - but who am "I"

My blog name came from loving my dog(s), gardening and of course Horses!!  That is a big part of who I am.  So now, we will see where this will take me and what I can discover about you my friends and how you help me be me and maybe be a better me and a better friend.