Bloom Where You Are Planted
Corn. Beans. Pigs. And Kids.It doesn’t seem possible that it is Friday after the New Year already. I normally do a New Year Goals post at the beginning of each year but I got to thinking as the New Year rolled around that I really didn’t have any new goals. I concentrated on eating healthier and being more active after Miss R arrived this summer, and I plan to continue doing that. I wanted to continue to focus on mine and my family’s routine this year. And I wanted to continue to simply build a happy home. At first, I didn’t know if this was a good thing, or a bad thing. But then I read my morning devotion, which I started as a goal this past fall, on January 1st and the first line said, “Lord, guide my choices today so they will bloom blessings for the generation tomorrow.”
Fun Fact! Those are soybean flowers
I thought WOW! How perfect! I love and live by the saying, “Bloom where you are planted.” And then to read, and remind myself, how my choices will impact me and future generations, just seem to work completely.
Another Fun Fact! This a row of corn
sprouting out of one of our fields
As a Wife and Mom, I work hard to provide opportunities for my family. I want to see my husband and all four of my kids succeed both now and in the future. How can I do this? Share God with them. Show my love to them. Spend time with them. Can it really be that simple? I think so. And I think it is one of the most important things I can do right now.
As a Farmer, I’m working hard to make the right choices and decisions for our farm, so our land and animals are the best and healthiest they can be. I also want to do this so my kids can be the sixth generation of farmers in our family.
I live by the saying “Bloom where you are planted.” I am proud to be a farmer, farmer’s wife and stay at home mom. Combine that passion with my love for my community and volunteering, there always seems to be “fields of opportunities” for me and my family in rural North Iowa.