The Good Old Days Now

“I wish there was a way to know you’re in the good old days before you’ve actually left them.” – Andy Bernard, The Office

This spring has kept us busy between teaching at the Hutterite colony, planting corn, and one stretched-out-over-the-weekends fencing project.

At times it seems as though there are not enough hours in the day for him to get his work done, and too many hours for me to wonder when all our future plans will come together. For now we’re on the farm while he heads west to work on a different farm/ranch, and dreams include owning our operation and me working working along side. It will happen, but it’s the waiting that can challenge patience and trust.

It’s a lot scary to wait on something, not knowing if it will be all you had hoped when it finally materializes.

Times like this calls for perspective. I tend to lose that.

What do I know to be true right now?

  1. I love him
  2. He loves me
  3. I love the South Dakota country
  4. I love our goofy pups
  5. I am living a life to be envied
  6. I am healthy
  7. I can take photos that make my stubby fingers look dainty

While things are not the way we’d thought they’d be by this time in our life, we’re busy. He does what he loves every day. I get to sleep in and plan trips to see my family.

I get to kiss him every single day.

And for a short season, help him fence to good music, the sun on our face.



4 thoughts on “The Good Old Days Now

  1. It’s much easier waiting while we are content than to be whining while waiting. I’m glad you defined your happiness at this time in your life and are reveling in it. I loved the goofy puppy photos, but where’s the other dog? I know you have pictures of him too. Is he still doing good adjusting to your home?


    • Hi Nancy, yes, Jack is adjusting well! We love imagining what his life before us was like. We can’t tell if he pampered in a home or mostly kenneled, lol. But he is a great addition, and we are enjoying getting to know him. Hope he is enjoying his new life, too. I will have to get some pictures of him around the farm again.

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