‘What’s your passion?’ she asked.

Every job has its ups and downs. Being the editor of a newspaper can be extremely stressful. I get a nasty phone calls every now and then. We miss deadline sometimes. There is no such thing as 9 to 5. I attend meetings several nights a week. I cover games and events on the weekend.

But then again, I know a lot of people. I don’t have a desk job. I get to hike and boat and call it working. And every now and then, I come across a somebody really special and have the privilege of writing about them. I’m a storyteller. A woman asked me this morning what my passion is. That’s easy. Writing. Shooting photos. So many people have to do what they love on the side. I get to do what I love every day.

Tuesday night I spent a few hours at the home of a little girl named Hanna. Hanna’s dad died of cancer when she was younger. Hanna’s mom is recovering from aggressive breast and uterine cancer (she had a hysterectomy and both breasts removed). When Hanna’s mom had cancer, Hanna nearly failed every class.

So a few months ago, Hanna went to The Event at Rebecca Farm, a horsemanship contest that’s world renowned and right here in the Valley. At The Event, Hanna bought a $2 raffle ticket and entered a drawing to win an Arabian horse. Monday night, Morning View Arabians called to inform Hanna that she won. Tuesday, Centurion Bey, a 3-year-old gelding was delivered to Hanna’s house.

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