Harvest time is starting around these parts, with the first corn being combined yesterday. It’s no secret that this is my favorite time of the year. The kids love it as well, they love to be a part of what is happening and they love to go ride, of course.
I love how Kenley rushes to the back door when she hears them outside, puts her “farmin” boots on, and runs out to her dad. I love how Brayden just wants to help, and how excited he was when he got off the bus and the combine was parked in the yard. I treasure these moments because when we lived in town, this scenario wasn’t the case. Now, we farm right out our back door and it’s everything we ever wanted.
Two years ago at this time, moving to the country wasn’t even on our horizon. It felt too far away, just a dream that we were working towards with little success. It was a goal that we had written down on paper shortly after getting married and making our 5 year plan. I remember that December day when Brandon came home and said that this opportunity had come about. We were both shell shocked. Could this really be happening? Could we make it work?
After seeing the house, I fell in love with it and suddenly, I was counting down the days until we could move. It felt like it would never get here. I envisioned how life would be at this new house, how much different things would be. I started to become impatient, just ready to start this new chapter in our lives. I remember thinking to myself “sometime you are going to look back on this and it’s going to feel like you blinked.” It happened. This morning I woke up realizing what a blur the last year has been, and that being in our old house seems like so long ago. This will be our second harvest season at this new home, this new chapter we started in June of 2014. It’s a busy time but deep, deep down I try to savor these days. I want to remember how it feels to wake up and be able to see my husband out our back door, living his dream. Our dream. There’s nothing better, and I don’t plan to take it for granted.
I woke up to a glorious sunrise the other day and couldn’t help but snap a few photos of my husband’s grandpa’s tractor out in the yard. Linking up with Sarah for Project 52!