Everybody has a “To Do” list. Not the kind where you remind yourself to pay the gas bill and buy eggs — though we all have those, too — but more of a grand, cosmic “To Do” list.
Sometimes called a bucket list, these are the goals that you quietly set for yourself in your head, then go out and accomplish, come hell or high water.
Naturally enough, it’s the kind of thing that people really focus on as they get older, or as they go through an illness, like the sweet grandma who skipped chemo in favor of a cross-country road trip.
Of course, everyone can and should work on their bucket list whenever they want! But people have a heartwarming way of coming together to make dreams come true for people in end-of-life care or Make-A-Wish programs.
That’s exactly what happened for Marion Roberts, an elderly woman who is in hospice treatment at Crossroads Hospice. Here’s what happened when her dream came true…
[H/T: Love What Matters]
Crossroads Hospice makes a point of asking each and every patient what their “perfect day” would look like. Then, they do everything that they can to make that dream into a reality.
For Marion, it was a dream of horses. Specifically, the famous Budweiser Clydesdales, who make an appearance every Super Bowl, and live at the Warm Springs Ranch in Missouri.
For Marion, that dream really started decades ago, when she got her first pony as a 7-year-old.
It was a gift that would change the course of her life.
As told to Love What Matters, “95-year-old Marion Roberts deeply loves horses. At the age of 7, she received her first pony, later becoming a trick rider during the rodeo in her teenage years.”
She asked for a special trip to see the Clydesdales in person, and to have a meet and greet with the beautiful horses.
The ranch, which houses more than 70 of the magnificent horses, doesn’t open for visitors until April, but they decided to make a special exception for Marion, bringing her in to say hello to the incredible animals.
As you can see from the picture, Marion clearly has a touch of the “horse whisperer.” She made an instant bond with the enormous Clydesdale, a heartfelt connection captured in this sweet photo!
If you were nearly brought to tears seeing Marion’s sweet moment with the majestic Budweiser Clydesdales, make sure to SHARE with everyone who knows that horses and happy endings just belong together!