On the morning of May 20, 2014 my wonderful mare, Shaylee's Bevin, delivered an incredible little filly. I named her USV Perfect Image aka Immy. She was by my stallion, VV Mayacamas. The combination of this mare and stallion gave this little foal a remarkable pedigree. She was the "perfect image" of a Gypsy Vanner and even in her brief time here she did her ancestors proud.
When my oldest daughter was born God gave me a specific Bible verse as comfort and as a hope for my future that verse is Jeremiah 29:11. "For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord; plans to prosper you and not harm you; to give you hope and a future."
On May 30 USV Perfect Image died from a birth defect; a vessel in her heart ruptured. She was taken quickly and did not suffer. Only time will heal the pain of this loss.
What she gave me was an even clearer focus, a stronger dedication, to the original intent of the Gypsy Vanner breed; she gave me an "image of perfection" to write about and to teach about. It is possible she came for no other reason.