|The sunlight streaming across our yard as I prepared to leave for my friends farm|
I heard these words at church last week and it was like hearing them for the first time - they replayed in my head over and over again. And one of the things that I kept thinking of is that sometimes we need encouragement and confirmation from others when we are trying to "run the race". It has particularly been on my heart recently for other farm wives, mothers, grandmothers, daughters who sometimes face discouragement and opposition - especially those of us with small farms or farmsteads. I've been praying about it a lot!
Yesterday, I was able to spend some wonderful fellowship time with just such a farm woman. And even though we are fairly new friends, it seems like we have known each other forever in the things that we believe and love and care about. I came away so refreshed and encouraged, I will treasure this memory for many days to come and hope we will have many more!
Thank you, my friend, for the joy of good food; gracious and energetic children; special farm animals and just the gift of our time spent together! Yes, definitely you have to come this way next time ;) Oh and tell the girls that next time I am your way, I am bringing my pitchfork (lol...I have my own personal pitchfork, a long ago engagement present from my dear husband!)
|A recently finished shawl, handspun from our Corriedale wool, warm as a friends hug!|