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On Embracing the Twists and Turns

On Embracing the Twists and Turns

I’m no longer just the girl in the buddy seat, along for the ride. Sometimes, that weighs heavily on me.

This is different than any other job I’ve had. It’s personal. My husband and his family have been out here for almost 100 years working to make this place successful.

We live here, we work here, we now fully depend on the success of this place. There’s no back up pay check from my town job.

All of this can be daunting to say the least, but what a blessing it is to be a part of this legacy.

I thank God every single day that Tom walked into my life when I was 17 and never left. I thank Him for pushing me into this beautiful, overwhelming, exhausting life where I am challenged every day to do things I deemed impossible.

God has a funny way of writing our life stories, doesn’t He? I never in a million years would have thought this would be my life. That I would walk out my front door and jump in a tractor, or learn how to care for livestock - recognizing when they are ill, learning what and how much to feed them, and how to monitor the health of their babies. I never thought I would learn how to back a trailer or drive a big rig, or that I would find peace in filling and carrying five gallon buckets of grain or cleaning barn stalls.

The unexpected twists and turns, the ups and downs, those are the pieces that make up a life. Within those twisty times we find strength we never knew we had, we take risks, we follow the crazy dreams God has laid on our hearts.

Instead of worrying about what is to come, maybe we should embrace the bumps, twists, and turns. They might just contain the blessings and adventures we never knew we wanted.

Has your life taken an unexpected turn? Tell me about it in the comments section 🧡

Apr 19, 2021

I just fell upon your page and I am loving it. I used to live in Montana. I was born and raised there. Me and my husband struggled for a long time through our marriage, kids, and family. Not saying we didn’t have wonderful moments but we knew we needed a change. With many prayers and friends introducing us to Wisconsin we moved with 5 kids pets and all. I can say we as a family have grown stronger together, had our ups and downs, bit have loved this adventure all the way. We created a small farmette/hobby farm. I consider my self blessed beyond measure. I really am starting to miss my Montana home. That longing is strong and hope soon to be able to return. I miss my family and I miss my best friend. In 40 days I move my second child back to Montana. I am super excited for this new chapter of her life. She will be attending University of Montana Western. And on top of that my oldest gets married this year. Thank you for sharing your story. I look forward to reading more and watching your instagram stories. Amanda ☺️


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