Thursday, October 26, 2017

Count your blessings

New calf at the farm . 

|After supper Nuric came running back into the house to give us all the great news. 

Today we were busy delivering coal.  It was all hands on deck. we visited several of the families that we have worked with over the years.

One of our stops was to a family that we worked with for many years.  They had a young son that had cerebral palsy.  They were on our list every fall for coal.  This summer their son had passed away. We showed up at the house with A load of coal. they must have assumed that since the boy had passed away we would stop helping them.  Loosing a child is not something that they would just get over, especially one that took so much care over the years.  When we started to unload the coal the daughter phoned her mother. Mother had started working .. she was to depressed to be at home and was hoping that getting out would help.   The daughter was grinning from ear to ear as she was telling her mom about the coal.. It was so much more then just a load of coal.. it was recognition that they had a great loss and at the same time it let them know that someone cared.   It is so hard to explain the impact that this had on them , and me.  We have had a particularly difficult few weeks on the farm, but today we are reminded to be thankful for the things that we have.  Family, friends, and all that we have been blessed with .   Just today we were able to spread that blessing with at least a dozen families.  

and look at this, strawberries in the green house .

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