Sunday, July 22, 2012

Our friend, Leah

I just heard the sad news that Shiloh supporter and friend to many of our Shiloh Family has passed away after losing her battle with Leukemia.

Those of you, who were fortunate enough to meet Leah in person during her visits to Shiloh, know how positive, enthusiastic and loving she was. She regularly followed the Shiloh Horses both on our blog and on Facebook and was one of our long time Feed Fairies. She was also the proud adoptive mom of former Shiloh Horse Journey. Over the years I received many wonderful photos of a happy and well loved horse- grazing in green grass or even reaching over Leah's fence to steal grapefruits from nearby trees.

But, Journey wasn't the only one to benefit from knowing Leah. Many of us followed along on Facebook as she fought a courageous battle for her health and we saw just how strong and upbeat she was, even as she Facebooked from her hospital room. We were able to see how her faith carried her through those difficult times and we admired her for her bravery.

Our thoughts to out to Leah's family at his time, knowing that there really is nothing we can say except that we are all so sorry that Leah's journey here has come to an end and how privileged we were to have been able to have shared some of that journey with her.

Rest in peace, friend. Journey on.

- Posted by Jill Curtis from the ranch


Lyn Honeycutt said...

Thank you, Jill, for all the love and great times you showed Leah, and me too, over the years. We came in June because she was feeling better and wanted to see and feed the horses before she had to start her next round of chemo. We had a delightful two days with all of you and appreciate the time you gave to us. Thank you Jill & Sally for the beautiful memories.

Darlene said...

I taught school with Leah for 10 years. I attended her services today and they were very uplifting. I am not a "horse person" but I would like to donate to your facilities in Leah's name. How would I go about that? Darlene Byars