Ever since he was a tiny baby, Ryan was all about electronics, especially computers.
He loved our dogs...
...but he never expressed an interest in horses.
I always swore I wouldn't be the kind of parent who forced her kid to embrace her passions, but I had to try, at least a little. When Ryan was five, I drove him up to my friend Trisha's farm in Wellington, Colorado.Trish gave him a lesson on Arwen the Wonder Pony.
Ryan looked pretty cute up there and seemed to have a good time.
Unfortunately, it didn't take. He did not ask to go back for another lesson. In fact, I'm pretty sure he forgot all about Arwen the minute we drove out of Trisha's driveway.
That didn't stop me from trying again.
|Ryan on Arwen, 2007|
|Ryan on Punky, 2009|
|Ryan on Trillium, 2011|
|Ryan on Rev, 2013|
|Ryan on Santana, 2016|
And that's okay. He's an amazing
kid person, and I am so proud to be his mother.