You would think that all of our reading and training on the topic of "loss" would have prepared us for a day like today. Nope. And what makes it even more difficult is that I know this is just a preview of what's to come when we really begin talking with Ash about his first loss. These are "just" horsies, she was his mom. Sammy and Dagie (the horsies), and Jigby and Rusty (the goats) were loaded into a trailer and moved to their new home today, a whole exit further north on the expressway - no longer part of the breakfast routine (we sing "Good Mooooorning Horsies!!!") and no longer part of the bedtime routine (I love you horsies, nye nye). I'm stuck in a hotel way too many miles away so daddy covered this one, and we think he understands that he'll still be able to visit his best friends in the entire universe from time to time, but my heart is absolutely breaking for him because I know he understands. He gets that they're not going to be there in the morning and that thought is absolutely crushing my heart. We'll miss you Sammy, Dagie, Rusty, and Jigby. We love you!