Faith, Family, & Farming

My Southern roots are grounded in faith, family, and farming.  These topics are the focus of my blog.

I am a Christ follower. I don’t know where I would be without my faith in God.  I know I am not worthy of his many blessings on my life.  I believe there is no such thing as a perfect Christian.  No matter how hard we try, we all mess up and that’s ok.  That is what is so great about God’s grace and mercy.  My faith in God has gotten me through all the ups, downs, uncertainties, and worries in life.  I believe that the Bible is the word of God and is our guide to life.  I believe that prayer is a powerful thing and should be a big part of our walk with God.  I am thankful that my parents raised me in the church.  I am thankful for the wonderful church members that have become family.  If you ever want to know more about my faith, have a prayer request, or need someone to talk to, please feel free to contact me.
Family is so important to me.  In the South, we are raised to always look out for one another and to make time for each other.  I think it is so important to carve time out of our busy schedules for our families.  It is important to make time to sit at the table and have meals together as a family.  Now-a-days it seems like it is even harder to pull ourselves away from the TV, phone, or computer and just talk and bond with our family members.

I believe that the husband should be the head of the household (no matter who brings in more money).  I have a wonderful, lovable husband. He is a hardworking farmer and the leader of our household.  I value his advice and go to him when I need it.  I don’t know what I would do without him.  He is always looking for ways to make me laugh.

I also believe that ultimately the children and the home are the responsibility of the wife (I’m not saying that the husband doesn’t help out).  In the South, these old fashioned values are still upheld.  I know so many strong, Southern women that take great pride in how they keep their house (no matter how big or small).  Part of the Southern upbringing is making the most of what you have.  We expect friends and family members to drop by without notice, so we try to keep the house tidy as much as possible.  Sometimes life gets busy and the house might not be as clean as we want it to be.  That’s ok, never let that keep you from welcoming others into your home.

I am a mama to a beautiful baby girl.  I am new to motherhood, and feel like I am slowly starting to get the hang of things.  I know she won’t be this little long, so I am enjoying every minute of it.  I grew up playing in the cotton fields, catching fireflies, and making mud pies.  I want my children to enjoy being outside and enjoying those simple pleasures.  I want them to know how to socialize with others in person, not just through a computer/phone screen.  They will learn what manners are and how to treat their elders with respect.  I look forward to passing on our Southern traditions to them one day.

In the South, farms get passed down from generation to generation.  My family’s farm has been in our family for over 100 years.  I grew up playing in the fields, relaxing on the front porch swing, and sitting on the screened in porch at night listening to the crickets chirping.  Farming is like holding on to a part of Southern history.  We farm the land that our ancestors farmed before us.  We currently live on my husband’s family farm, and it will one day be passed on to him and then on to our children. Farming is our past, our present, and our future.  It is our livelihood and we depend on it.  Whether you realize it or not, you depend on it too.

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