farmers wife | a farmers faith.

“Meanwhile friends, wait patiently on the Lord. You see farmers do this all the time, waiting for their valuable crops to mature, patiently letting the rain do its slow but sure work. Be patient like that. Stay steady and strong. The Lord is always on time.” {James 5:7-8}

There are so many reasons why I love this time of year—harvest being one of them! My husbands passion is always on fire around this time, and it’s contagious. I have such respect and adoration for the farmers in my life. To watch them put their heart into their work, day in and day out, then come home and still have it in them to be dads, sons, grandpas, and husbands, is inspiring! Then they rise with the sun and do it all over again.

Some years have been easier than others, some have been tougher, a farmers livelihood hinges on things that are completely out of their control—so no harvest is ever the same. Because of that I think there’s a lot to be said about a farmers faith. I know I’ve learned a lot just watching my husband during these seasons. No matter what the forecast says, what equipment needs fixing, or how many hours of work lie ahead of him, my husband always has a glass half full mentality. I have grown to love, and admire his whatever will be, will be attitude—in farming and in life.

Whether he’s waiting on rain, waiting on sun, or waiting for a dream to come to pass he never stops believing that if God wants it to happen, it will. I’m so grateful for his strongwilled, sometimes stubborn, but always steady faith. And thankful that God proves his faithfulness year after year during harvest.

So Hello harvest 2016, we are waiting patiently to see Gods glory during this exciting, busy, sometimes crazy— but always worth it—season! It’s gonna be a good one, I can feel it in the air, and hear it in the sound of combines running outside my window, and I can taste it in the dusty kiss when my husband comes through the door (add that to the list of reasons I love this time of

Saying lots of prayers for the safety, and stamina of my guys, and sanity for my gals through this busy time.

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