Monday, August 26, 2013

Jr. museum

We went to Jr. Museum this past Saturday as a family. I say that because we are getting Conner half time name and it's great to have everyone at home. It's really fun to do stuff together.

Flowers from my man and little man

Billy and Conner got me flowers this past Friday. I just love them and that was so sweet to do for me.

They got Sydney flowers too, which was again very thoughtful.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

So God Made a Farmer.... like my Papa

I am glad that my Grandfather was a farmer!  
He made a great and wonderful man. 
He had these traits too!

And on the 8th day God looked down on his planned paradise and said, "I need a caretaker!". 

So, God made a farmer!

God said I need somebody to get up before dawn and milk cows and work all day in the fields, milk cows again, eat supper and then go to town and stay past midnight at a meeting of the school board.

So, God made a farmer!

I need somebody with strong arms. Strong enough to rustle a calf, yet gentle enough to deliver his own grandchild. Somebody to call hogs, tame cantankerous machinery, come home hungry and have to wait for lunch until his wife is done feeding and visiting with the ladies and telling them to be sure to come back real soon...and mean it. 

So, God made a farmer!  

God said "I need somebody that can shape an ax handle, shoe a horse with a hunk of car tire make a harness out of hay wire, feed sacks and shoe scraps. And...who, at planting time and harvest season, will finish his forty hour week by Tuesday noon. Then, pain'n from "tractor back", put in another seventy two hours. 

So, God made a farmer!

God had to have somebody willing to ride the ruts at double speed to get the hay in ahead of the rain clouds and yet stop on mid-field and race to help when he sees the first smoke from a neighbor's place. 

So, God made a farmer!

God said, "I need somebody strong enough to clear trees, heave bails and yet gentle enough to tame lambs and wean pigs and tend the pink combed pullets...and who will stop his mower for an hour to mend the broken leg of a meadow lark. 

So, God made a farmer!

It had to be somebody who'd plow deep and straight...and not cut corners. Somebody to seed and weed, feed and breed...and rake and disc and plow and plant and tie the fleece and strain the milk. Somebody to replenish the self feeder and then finish a hard days work with a five mile drive to church. Somebody who'd bale a family together with the soft strong bonds of sharing, who'd laugh and then sigh...and then respond with smiling eyes, when his son says he wants to spend his life "doing what dad does". 

So, God made a farmer!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Quotes I liked

You are a child of God.

You are full of goodness and potential for anything.

Only limited by the stop signs you place in front of yourself.

Each time you put "I can't", "we'll", "maybe", or "but" then putting
stop sign canceling potential positive action.

I am not responsible for how another person chooses to act...

Nor am I responsible for the consequences of another person's actions.
(Doesn't count with raising a child.)

I love you enough to give you space to be yourself.

I love myself enough to give you space to be yourself and I love
myself not to take the blame or cover up if you mess up.