Living on the farm has been downright inspiring for Cowboy and me, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Inspiration comes in all forms, and to that end I’ve created a new page to link to those businesses and ideas that we’ve found helpful, inspirational, or just downright fun. You can click on Farmtastic Faves in the header anytime for a list of links or click on Farmtastic Faves from the category list. Each listing will be accompanied by a post so we can share why we love each one. And of course, we’d love to hear what products help you create your farmtastic life.
First up is in the category of Ways to Give Back and comes to us from the state of North Carolina. We just can’t say enough about Kim Farmer and her prayer ponies!
Your Silver Linings & The Prayer Ponies
Kindness and compassion are important to Cowboy and me, and represent the way that we try to live our lives. Admittedly I fail sometimes, but I keep on trying. On this journey to make sure we help when and were we can, I discovered Kim Farmer and her beautiful Prayer Ponies on Facebook. It was through our mutual love of mustang horses that I found her amazingly beautiful mission, Your Silver Linings.
So what are Prayer Ponies? They are one-of-kind, handmade ponies designed to bring comfort in the midst of a storm. The first time I heard about them, Kim was looking for adopters to adopt a set of ponies where one pony would go to the child with a parent serving overseas in the military. The mission was simple, you adopt a set and one comes to you and one goes to the child. When you see the pony, you pray for that child and the child knows that someone has their match and is praying for them.
Faith is an important part of Cowboy’s and my life, and we believe in the healing and comforting power of prayer. On top of that, we can’t say enough how much we appreciate our military families and all that they sacrifice so that we can live in this great country. We’ve both got veterans in our families, so we feel a strong connection and affection for those that serve.
As you can imagine, when I read about this beautiful mission, my heart strings were singing, and I adopted my first set, Amazing and Grace. Amazing sits in my office and I know Grace is blessing a child who is having to make a sacrifice at such a young age.
In Kim’s words, “Prayer Ponies were created from the love of horses and the desire to comfort children and families that are dealing with grief and loss in their lives. Ponies are created in pairs. When you adopt a Mission Prayer Pony, it’s partner will be sent to someone who is suffering a loss in their life. The Mustang Ponies are created especially for children with a parent serving in the military.”
Read about Kim’s story and mission on her website about how she found her calling and her way to give back. My personal favorites are the Mission Prayer Ponies and Mustang Prayer Ponies, but equally special are the Celebration and Vintage Prayer Ponies.
Check them out and tell Kim we sent you. It’s one of the most beautiful ways to give back to someone suffering a loss or needing to know that folks are praying. I guarantee you will be blessed in return.
P.S. – Keep your eyes posted. I hear that Kim is about have a whole new herd. Follow her on Facebook.