Farm Wife
August 25, 2017, 10:59 am
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August 25, 2017

My wife grew up in Mentor Ohio. She was a city girl who had moved out to this rural area where we met. She has learned all sorts of things from this country boy. Over the years she has milked a cow by hand, helped castrate animals, deworm and tend to medical animal emergencies. She gardens and processes our food. She is an almost expert parts runner and flashlight holder. (Where I’m looking, he says!)

Where she excels the most is nurturing all creatures, two-legged and four-legged. She closes and opens gates. She hand feeds, bottle feeds and forks hay. She has shoveled more than her share of manure and turned the water off to overflowing water troughs way too many times!

The remarkable part to me is that she does all of those things while keeping a clean house, washing a mountain of clothes, cooking, dish washing and nest building, making our house a home. She keeps her finger on the pulse of our family. She keeps tabs on Facebook, remembers birthdays and such and keeps all of us covered in her homemade quilts.

On Sunday August 27, we will celebrate twenty-five years of marriage. I am not an easy guy to love. I come with baggage, strange smells and a menagerie of farm animals. I can be abrupt to a fault and very bossy. She takes it in stride choosing to look past my faults and into parts of me that I can’t see.

So, today, I will use this public forum to say thank you for not only choosing me, but for staying with me after learning all my faults and shortcomings. Thank you for loving me and my whole brood. Thank you for helping me blend our crazy group even when it seems the wheels have fallen off. You are my hope, my love and my best friend. I ask that you continue to hold my hand as we walk through life. Wherever and however far our journey takes us, together forever no matter what…I will love you.

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Aww beautifully stated! Wishing 2 of the people I love the most a very happy anniversary! Also many more years of shared joys!! See you both soon hugs xoxo Donna

Comment by Donna aka Gert

Awesome, congratulations and Happy Anniversary!!

Comment by Lee Schulz

Thank you my friend!

Comment by ricelandmeadows

It is no wonder that when she saw our neighbor’s calf loose, she ran to catch it and herd it back to its stall. She is a gem!

Thank you Donna, see you soon.

Thanks Lee…as you, more than anyone else, would understand…to the moon and back!

Comment by ricelandmeadows

Happy belated anniversary!

Comment by Aunt June

Thanks! :o)

Comment by ricelandmeadows

Happy Anniversary!
Such a loving post. There are too few men like you left.

Comment by Jacklyn

Jeeze Jacklyn…you make me blush! Thank you

Comment by ricelandmeadows

Happy Anniversary! ❤️ This is such an awesome testimony of your love! I wish you many more anniversaries!

Comment by Sonya

Thank you very much!

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