Saturday, January 14, 2012

{Building A Legacy}

I've been doing a lot of thinking lately about our home & finances. 
My husband is an 8th generation farmer. 
We've always had dreams of passing our farm down to a son. 
Well, we don't have a son & after two really bad pregnancies & emergency deliveries 8 weeks ahead of schedule we were told no more babies for us. 
And that's not to say that a our sweet girl can't farm one day if she wants to.

With all that said I've been caring a lot of guilt about not being able to contribute financially to our family.  I worked in the legal field for over 10 years & quit 2.5 years ago when we decided to try & have another baby.  It was always our plan for me to stay home with our child.  We knew we would have to make sacrifices but we were willing to do whatever so one of us was always with our baby.  My husband does well with our farm & cattle & we don't ever go without but I want to do something to help to take some of the stress off my husband but that allows me to still home with Landry. 

It wasn't until several months ago that the light bulb went off. 
I've been a long time follower of Miss Mustard Seed's blog. 
I've seen her slogan "Move mountains in your home." many time but for some reason it struck a cord with me late one night. 
I realized that it was time to stop dreaming & to act.   

I know what I want to do & the most important part is my family is behind me 110%.
I've been experimenting for months with our product & am so excited to be getting started on a dream come true. 

We are still months from launching it but I couldn't wait to share tease y'all a bit.  I'll be honest with y'all I'm scared, nervous & anxious.  This is all because of a sweet girl named Landry.  She & her sister have inspired me more than I ever could have imagined.  I want to be able to give her the life she deserves while still having her mom with her for all the special moments.  It's important to both of us that we leave behind something for her so whether she decides to farm or do something else she's covered. 

Please keep us in your thoughts & prayers as we let God lead us on this new journey. 

I saw this on Pinterest & knew it fit me perfectly...

 I know she doesn't read my blog but I hope MMS knows what an inspiration she is to me & I am sure so many of you too!

Now off to work.... practice makes perfect!


  1. Can't wait to hear about your new adventure! As a stay-at-home farm wife with two grown daughters I was just drawn to your blog! I always worried about what would happen to our farm since we didn't have a son. Behold, our older daughter married a fellow from a huge farm family and is actually interested in helping. God is good!

    Hope you enjoyed your vacation!

  2. This is such a great post! We talk about "building a legacy" with our farm, too. Although we have 2 boys, we are aware that neither of them may want the farm, but we want it to be available to them if they DO want it.