A Candle for all of you my Friends 

For the Spirit of the Horses we have come to love, 

And all the Friends we have made in the passing of time 

that we have met along the way. 

We have shared each others sorrows and 

we have shared each others happiness, 

we have shared each others tears.

But most of all we have shared the love of horses 

that make our lives worth sharing to all of our Friends. 

"Author"  HorseChaser

Friendship is a strange thing.

We find ourselves telling each other the deepest details of our lives, things we don't even share with the families who raised us.

But what is a friend?

A confidant? A shoulder to cry on? An ear to listen? A heart to feel?

A friend is all of these things and more.

No matter where we met,  no matter how long we've known each other . . . I call you a friend.

A word so small, yet so large in feeling . . .  A word filled with emotion . . . A word overflowing with *Love*.

Truly great things come in small packages. Once the package of friendship has been opened, one is forever changed.

It is a constant always waiting...Waiting to be read and enjoyed.

Most likely we will have our disagreements. We will probably disappoint each other. There is a very good chance we will argue. We have an excellent possibility of driving each other over the edge.

Friendship is a difficult road to travel. But it is the safest route available.

It is the only way home.

Thank all of you for traveling with me on this rocky road.

Thank you for being my friends!

If I knew it would be the last time
  That I'd see you fall asleep,
  I would tuck you in more tightly
  and pray the Lord, your soul to keep.

  If I knew it would be the last
  time that I see you walk out the door,
  I would give you a hug and kiss
  And call you back for one more.

  If I knew it would be the last time I'd
hear your voice lifted up in praise,
  I would video tape each action and word,
  So I could play them back day after day.

  If I knew it would be the last time, I could
  spare an extra minute or two to stop
  and say "I love you," instead of assuming you would
  KNOW I do.

  If I knew it would be the last time I would
  be there to share your day, well I'm sure
  you'll have so many more, so I can let
  Just this one slip away.

  For surely there's always tomorrow
  to make up for an oversight,
  and we always get a second chance
  To make everything right.

  There will always be another day
  to say our "I love you's,"
  And certainly there's another
  chance to say our "Anything I can do's?"

  But just in case I might be
  wrong, and today is all I get,
  I'd like to say how much I love
  You and I hope we never forget.

  Tomorrow is not promised to
  anyone, young or old alike,
  And today may be the last chance
  you get to hold your loved one tight

  So if you're waiting for tomorrow,
  Why not do it today?
  For if tomorrow never comes,
  you'll surely regret the day,

  That you didn't take that extra time for
  a smile, a hug, or a kiss and you were too
  busy to grant someone, what turned out
  To be their one last wish.

  So hold your loved ones close
  today, and whisper in their ear,
  Tell them how much you love them
  and that you'll always hold them dear

  Take time to say "I'm sorry,"
  "Please forgive me,"
  "Thank you," or "It's okay."
  And if tomorrow never comes,
  you'll have no regrets about Today.

  Send this to all that you consider a friend.
  Just to let them know how much you care about them.
  You never know, you may not see them tomorrow.
  So let them know how much they mean to you...

What wonderful magic

makes Christmas so bright?

It's more than the glow

of a fire burning bright;

It's more than the gifts

or the lights on the tree-

Much more than the beautiful

things our eyes see;

It's the love in our hearts

and the warmth we feel, too,

And the joy of remembering

good friends like you.

Author Unknown
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