I’ve hosted many tea parties and been to several very unique ones over the years. But Sara’s birthday tea, held at Mounted Ministries was the first time I’ve ever had tea at a horse barn…and it was a wonderful experience.
The girls started the afternoon by grooming and getting to know the horses that they would eventually ride. Mrs. Cathy Childers, owner of Mounted Ministries, was so gracious as she helped each of them work through the process of “getting comfortable” with their horse.
The ride itself was fun to watch. It is true, just like people, horses have personalities that set them apart from one another. Mariah, who has very long legs, started out on a short horse with a gated stride…it was rather funny to watch the two of them together! Grace and her horse were very well suited – both layed-back in personality, easy-going, taking life rather slow! Hannah and her horse Levi…well, that was another story in itself. Mariah eventually switched to Levi and I think those two came to some sort of understanding :)! Sara is an experienced horse-woman and was a great help to everyone – even Mrs. Norma when she took the plunge and decided to ride.
After everyone finished riding the tea table was set up, hands were washed, and under beautiful cloudy skies and cooler SC temps we enjoyed a lovely outdoor tea surrounded by an amazing countryside.
Sara is a special friend to my daughters. They think of her as a sister. It was rather amusing as the day progressed that Mr. Bob actually mentioned the fact that our group seemed like one family instead of two. I think it is because we are one family in Christ. Our hearts are knit together in Him and for each other. When you enjoy relationships like that it is a like savouring a sweet aroma.
Sharing this part of Sara’s birthday with Mrs. Cathy and Mr. Bob and being able to enjoy the horses at Mounted Ministries was a huge treat for everyone! I know several who are already asking for a return trip.
As we pack up the flowers, the baskets, and the goodies, I want to wish Sara many blessing in the years to come. Cathy, thank you so much for opening your heart to start this ministry, you have been such a blessing to us!
If you’d like more information about Mounted Ministries check out their Facebook page or their new web site : http://www.mountedministries.org.
Tea is wonderful wherever it’s served when friends are present!
Tea time anyone???