My phone dinged today, making that sound that identifies an incoming text message. It was my dear friend, Sandy Gwatney, and it was one of two.
Now, I know Sandy is hanging out in Big Spring, Texas, for the three days of the Cowboy Reunion and Rodeo. As I open my little bundle, I get to see a photo she took of Carr Pro Rodeo’s bucking horses stretching their legs inside the Big Spring Rodeo Bowl, the arena for the event.
A little later, Sandy calls, and in our conversation, and we talk about the texts.
“I thought I’d send that to you so you could feel like you were here with us,” she said.
That is a true blessing to me. I’m blessed by awesome friends.
I wish I were hanging out with my friends and the Carr Pro Rodeo crew as they set out on this little three-week adventure to west Texas and northeastern Arizona – they’re in Big Spring this week and will be in Pecos next. The Navajo Nation Fourth of July PRCA Rodeo takes place July 4-6 in Window Rock, Ariz.
I’ll still be working with them on a daily basis, just from a few hundred miles away. That’s why the texted photo means so much to me – even though we’re not together, Sandy sees it as a way for me to at least get a feel for what’s going on in Big Spring.
That’s pretty awesome.