Saturday, August 26, 2017


Today was a day of many prayers.
With the weather saying that there was rain on the way and our harvest just getting started we didn't really want to have to deal with it.
So we prayed.
We prayed that the rain would stay away.
We prayed that the clouds would part for our fields.
It was strange.
All Summer along we had prayed for rain.
And almost all Summer long the rain had stayed away.
Maybe it would do the same thing now.
But while praying this afternoon I was reminded that maybe God had a different plan.
Maybe He knew that we needed to learn a lesson.
The lesson of trust.
The lesson of not leaning on our understanding and what we think is right.
The lesson of leaving it all in His hands.
So my prayers changed from "keep the rain away" to, "may Your will be done."
And this evening the rain came.
The most rain that I've seen on our yard all Summer.
As it rained I watched and I let all the doubt wash away.
God knew what He was doing.
He has a plan for our harvest, to make Himself known.
I prayed for trust for the farmers that I saw in our shop across the yard.
I prayed that even now we would give the harvest into His hands.
I prayed that we would learn the lesson that we needed to learn with grace.
We still love Him.
We still trust Him.
We still believe that He knows what is best.
And once we again we pray for the sunshine; we pray for God's will to be done.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Canola Tradition

Every year since we have had kids I've taken them to the nearest canola field for a quick photo shoot.
This year wasn't hard as we had canola all around our yard!
We picked a field and started smiling.
It was a SUPER  hot and humid day so we smiled as fast as we could!
And the pictures have not been edited, cause I don't know how, but I enjoy the smiles anyway! :)

Thursday, August 17, 2017

August 17

This is the day I always pull out my journal and take a walk down memory lane.
9 years a go today.
Someone asked me to marry him.
The man of my dreams couldn't picture the rest of his life without me.
He wanted to do life together with me.
He loved me enough to ask my Dad if he trusted him enough to let him be my protector.
He decided that day that he would do anything for me.
He would love me no matter what.
He would look out for me and keep me safe.
He would stay by my side through the good and the bad the easy and the hard.
6 months later we said 'I do"but it all began on that day, 9 years ago, while walking down a gravel road.
So you wanna get married?
The best question I've ever been asked!!