Truthfully…. this is exactly how I feel. I. Don’t. Know. What. To. Say.
A part of me feels as though I need to explain away the past 10 months and why I’ve been absent. Another part of me feels that its not important. Life happened, is happening and that’s the long and short of it.
A part of me has greatly enjoyed this long break from my daily sharing and yet, another part has greatly missed it.
Regardless of how I’ve felt, the truth boils down to time. I haven’t had it, not have I felt that I could squeeze it in. I don’t want to apologize for my absence because that would be false. I’m sure all of you can relate to the need for a change.
Change…. THAT is the reason that I’m able to come back to you at this point in time. My, how things have changed.
Three and a half months ago we made a HUGE life decision. We took on a new adventure that would change our lives. We were scared. We were nervous. Most of all, we were EXCITED. We uprooted out kids, left my husband’s hometown of 38 years and moved an hour away for an incredible ranch job in the heart of Kansas. Due to the nature of the calling we felt very strongly that this was a blessing from God. It has always been our dream to manage a ranch and raise our children the way we were raised. After years of prayers, trials and tribulations we were given this amazing opportunity.
Now, I’m a stay at home mom/ranch hand.
Grady is learning the ropes under the current ranch manager with the title being passed on to him within a year.
Tucker is in an amazing school district full of country kids just like him. He goes to school four days a week, which means he gets to work alongside his parents every Friday.
We have been blessed with AMAZING friends in such a short period of time. Arms have been open, welcoming us to this community.
Don’t get me wrong. There have been adjustments. Being a SAHM (Stay At Home Mom) was never something I desired. I love working. Being at home with Monkey has proven to be a challenge for both of us at times. I think we’ve finally fallen into a good routine. Mornings are spent at home and afternoons are spent on the ranch working, unless, of course, we’re needed for the whole day.
The best part…. my EXTREMELY happy cowboy! He is on cloud nine. This has been his calling. He was born to do this. Seeing him (US) get to do exactly what he (WE) loves/(LOVE), day in and day out, brings great joy to me. …and we get to work as a team. I know… this isn’t every couple’s desire, but we do a pretty great job.
So, there you have it. Our current life in a nutshell. I hope to be able to keep you updated with fun stories of life on the ranch.
Peace, love and country living.