I just recently had someone say to me, "you must have a lot of passion for what you do." That's not the first time I have heard that statement from someone. My question to myself was, what do I do to make someone say that? The short answer to this question is, I do what I love.
Yes, I can think back many times that I have said, I quit and I don't want to do this anymore. Yet, I know who I am.
I am a Farmer's wife. What I do can vary on a day to day basis. I have helped birth calves, pigs, kittens and puppies. I have held an animal and watched the life leave its body, well tears have streamed down my face. I have milked cows, collected eggs from the chickens hidden places. I feed and water all the animals two to three times daily. I have run tractors for many different reasons, from planting to harvesting crops for forage. I have shoveled, scraped, and scrubbed off manure from all sorts of places. I work in all weather to ensure the safety and well being of the animals. I have been chased, bit, kicked, and pooped on by most of them. Yet, on the dark days when I want to quit, a small sliver of hope, love, kindness, even thankfulness shows up most unexpectedly. A small reminder that I'm loved and appreciated by those for what I do. I am a Farmer's Wife.