Monday, February 29, 2016

Leap of Faith

Happy Leap Day!

It only happens once every four years, and today is one of those days.  Today, I am reflecting on where we were four years ago, in 2012.

We had just moved back to the farm in North Dakota after spending the winter in the Twin Cities.  We had moved to the farm the previous August, right in the middle of wheat harvest, after leaving our life in the city with corporate jobs and a two-bedroom apartment.  (I was better at blogging regularly back then.)

Needless to say, all that moving with a family with two young boys was challenging.  Change is always challenging - whether for the good or bad.  Add a farm to the mixture, you get a whole lot of craziness.

We need time to adapt to the changes we are faced with.  I'd like to say that I have adapted well to farm life, but there are still days that are full of challenges.  Some days are just more challenging than others.

The key to dealing with any challenge is faith.

When we decided to leave our city life behind, it was on faith.  Even when we weren't exactly sure what the future would hold, we believed that the move was (and still is) the best decision we could have made for our family.

Now, I don't want you to think that we just up and left our so-called life.  There was a lot of financial number-crunching and scenario planning (or what I like to call "farm wife coaching").  However, our ultimate decision relied upon faith.

Day in and day out, we can't live without it.  Faith is the farmer's way of life.

I'd like to encourage you to go ahead and take a leap of faith today.  You never know where you'll be four years from now.

Be like the frog farmer - take a leap of faith!


Happy Hopping!

Dana

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