A Farm Momma’s Faith

A farm mom’s life is busy, constantly busy.  There is always something to do on the farm or at the farm house.  Most nights I go to sleep around midnight and it takes a good strong cup of coffee in the morning.  Ok, let’s be real, it takes two cups of coffee.  And since we are being real, welcome to my house at supper time. 🙂

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I have a busy farmer and am blessed to be his other half.  I also have those small kiddos whom God blessed me with the mighty task of being their farm momma.  My days are filled with tons of questions and contestant interruptions.  Nothing ever seems to go as planned.  For this Type A, strong Red personality,  this is very hard for me.  I always have a plan for everything.  It’s difficult to keep everyone happy on the farm and get the never-ending farm momma chores accomplished.  The constant nagging of things I need to do for others goes like this…

“Can I wear this shirt instead of that shirt?”

“I don’t like this shirt.”

“I want a snack.  can I have ice cream?”

“Can we go outside?

“Can we turn on the water?”

“Can you come pick me up?

“Can you pick up parts?”

“Can you push me in the swing?”

“I’m stuck, can you bring the truck?”

“I’m out of gas, can you bring me some?”

“Did you get those invoices done?”

“Can you jump on the trampoline with us?”

“Can we get the paint out?”

“Did you get all the checks written?”

“How much money do we have left?”

“Do you think we should sell some beans?”

“I’m bringing by a calf, I need you to save it.”

“We should start calving next week, do we have electrolytes and colostrum on hand?”

“Can you go check the cows so I can get to the field sooner?”

“Can you bring me lunch and pack for two extra people?”

“Mom, I went potty can you pull my pants up?”

The questions and everyones need for my attention are endless.  There are days I feel like I can no longer hold it all together, unable to keep all the plates spinning.  But, I’m the farm momma.  We always have it together, we are the glue and the backbone of the whole operation.

The one true person who knows what I am going through, and they get overlooked during these times.  This person who also requires attention, Jesus Christ.  He had countless people following Him, always a crowd.  They all wanted something from Him, or needed something from Him.  Just like farm mommas, or any mommas for that matter.  He gets it.  He understands what it is like to be asked one hundred questions everyday.  There is a story in the Bible where Jesus had His own plan for the day and someone interrupted Him.  He was headed to the town of Jericho.  Zaccheaus had to see Jesus, needed to see Jesus so badly that he climbed a tree to get His attention.  Jesus had his own agenda that day, but it was interrupted.  Hmm, sounds like a familiar?  Jesus ended up telling Zacchaeus that would be staying at his house.  Not only did His plans change that day but He used His situation to share the gospel with a tax collector.  Jesus always seemed to find the good in every situation, even if it changed His plans.

There are always going to be people in my life that call me or text me with a need/want that might change my agenda for the day.  Jesus was in high demand, and so are farm mommas.  I need to remember to take a moment to talk to Jesus and let Him know that I understand how He must have of felt and to ask that He help me handle these situations as He did, with grace and a smile on His face.

He gets it, we are not alone.

The Farm Momma

 

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tested in every way as we are, yet without sin.  Therefore let us approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us at the proper time.Hebrews 4:15-16  HCSB

 

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