New Opportunities

Caitlin

Things have been a whirling around here lately. My life has consisted of nursing a baby, chasing a toddler, doing laundry, trying not to lose my patience, changing diapers, and repeating that all day. Things haven’t been any calmer for Jake, either. The low commodity prices have everyone looking for opportunities to make up for what the crops lack as far as bringing in income. He has been working everyday, almost non-stop, and has a determination in his soul to succeed.

We’ve been extremely blessed with opportunities these last few months. We continue to be faithful and know God is going to provide for us, and he hasn’t let us down yet. This summer is going to be quite the adventure for our family. We will be heading to Texas within the next week to start cutting wheat. From there we will go to Oklahoma, then home, then onto Colorado and Nebraska. We are taking the whole family making an adventure of it.

I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous. I have a whole range of emotions about it. I’m excited for the opportunity and proud of Jake for taking this on. I also know how exhausting it is going to be. Don’t get me wrong, harvest is by far my favorite time of year, but it’s still hard work and tiring and by the end we are all glad it’s over. This year we are multiplying it by five and also have a new baby in the mix, so I’m trying to be optimistic yet realistic with my expectations.

I’m trying to make things a little easier by being overly prepared. Tonight the boys helped me make several dozen muffins to put in the freezer to take with us for breakfasts. I have made so many lists that I can barely keep them straight. Actually, last week I made a list of the lists I still had to make. That’s my type A personality kicking in. I have a list of everything I need to pack for each person, a list of our stops and information about each town, a list of meals, a list of groceries, a list of everything I need to get done before we leave, and a list of things that need taken care of when we’re gone. I need put the pen down and step away from my notepad for a bit to let my brain recover.

I plan on keeping up with the blog so I can document our summer, and I’m looking forward to writing more! I’ve missed it.

 

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