Dear Possible Readers,
I spoke about releasing a book a few blogs ago "Gypsy's Meadow." The release date of this book is on Valentine's Day of this year. Almost a month away. This book is like non other, I usually write pure fantasy and science fiction. Most writer's write about their their inner feeling of some sort. Years ago after the loss of "My Gypsy" I wrote a children's book to help with my grief. I put it away for my own use and I had not read it nor worked on it for some time. In the back of my mind I thought about publishing it, but it hit such a tender spot in my heart, I could not bear to share. Not long ago my daughter Madison lost "her Bambi." I retrieved the book and shared it with her to help with her grief.
After visiting a Equine Shelter near by, my daughter suggested that we finish the book and donate some of the funds to "First Light Farm Equine Shelter." I felt so proud that my daughter wanted to put our horses memory into such a wonderful cause. That of course we put our minds to the grind and finished the book. It is hard for us to read, whereas the book carries many memories of our equine friends. After we saw the finished product, we sobbed at the thoughts of sharing their story. It is a tough thing to share your inner weakness. Knowing that the book will help other horses, we are more than thrilled to share our story.
There are so many horses out there looking for a voice and for someone to love them the way they deserve. Sharing this story, we are in hopes of doing just that. There is no reason for abuse, but it is the story of many, rather if it is human or animals. Many animals have a story, like many of us humans. They do not have a voice like we do. We need to be their voice and share their story. Even if it is something that we chose to ignore. Many unwanted horses are tossed in a kill pen for the last hope of a auction of finding their new home. Horses that are just a few years old, are killed because they have no voice. Our hope is to raise enough money to save the ones that have a story and deserve to have a loving home. Everyone, including animals have a story, we just need to stop and listen to their story.
Andrea Barstow of Perry, Maine opened up her heart and took in many horses that are looking for a future and their love. She has taken in many and helped many find their true future. She is a true blessing in our area, and I feel as though our book will help her farm continue on for many years.
I left a small proportion of the funds for my daughter to decide what to do with her hard work and letting her story go. She chose to build onto our barn and foster the horses that Andrea can not take in because of the limited room. I am so proud of my baby girl to chose such a heart-filled venture.
I hope that all the animal lovers out there, chose to purchase this wonderful book and pay back to the animals that are forgotten and pushed aside because they have no one to claim them. I hope that some day we can claim most and have a hopeful future for them.
We want to be their voice and create a future for them in hopes of putting our loves in full memory of saving others.
So on this Valentine's Day, share your love, and put it towards a good cause. We all deserve to have our voice's heard.
I thank you all for your support.
J.T. Brown and Madison Brown