I don’t know about you, but I think being a mom is the hardest thing I’ve ever done. So often when my kids were little I would second guess myself (as I’m sure many moms do). Now that my kids are adults (27 and 23) I still tend to second guess.
Yes, I did the best I could with the knowledge I had, but I know there are things I could have done different/better. I try not to camp out there, doing so wouldn’t change anything.
What brings me comfort is the fact that my son and daughter are two self-sufficient, strong, hardworking adults. By the grace of God, I didn’t totally ruin them. lol
I think being raised on the ranch instilled so many important qualities in them. While there were times they hated it, I think they would both admit to having learned a lot about life and who they are from growing up here. They both chose to leave the ranch, but what they learned here are things that have served them well in their chosen careers.
My mom always says that you never stop worrying about your kids no matter how old they are.
My mom’s very first selfie
She would know too…her kids are 67, 66, 60 and 47 (me). When I got married and left home she had had a kid at home for 34 years! She spent all those years as a stay at home mom. I am so thankful that EVERY day after school my mom was there. I’m sure there were times she second guessed herself too. I wasn’t the easiest kid to raise especially in my teenage years. To this day she worries about all 4 of us. There has never been any doubt she loves her kids.
I can’t think about Mother’s Day without thinking of Jonesy’s mom. I loved my mother-in-law. I only had her for about 10 years, but in that time I learned so much from her. Most of all I am thankful for how she raised her son.Now a new journey begins for me. I get to learn to be a grandma. I am thankful for this young lady who is the momma to my grandson.Even though I made many mistake, my biggest hope is that my kids will know how much I love them and how blessed I feel to be their mom.
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!
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I had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend! It started on Friday with a visit to my mom that included lunch together. I don’t get to do that very often as she lives about an hour from me. That afternoon I hung out with my daughter, and her and her boyfriend took me to dinner.
On Sunday afternoon, my son and daughter-in-law cooked me lunch and we spent time at their house. This is their fur baby Chewbacca. Isn’t he adorable?! When Jonesy and I got home we went for a drive along the back roads around our neighborhood. We haven’t done that in a long time and I’m glad I grabbed my camera. It was an amazingly beautiful day. This is our South 80. I absolutely love it here! There is just something about the view that speaks to me. We recently had 2 ponds built and are in the process of getting good fencing up so that at some point we cant turn cows into it.
Really need some rain to fill up the ponds!
For now it’s turning into a pretty good Brome field. Brome grass is good for feeding cattle and excellent horse hay. In a few weeks we will harvest this field into small square bales of hay and stack it in the barn. It will not only feed our critters this winter, but we will also sell some to other farms and ranches.
Brome grass is knee high
Another reason I love it here!
After a little walk, Jonesy and Moe headed back to the old farm truck.
“Are you coming momma?”
Happy heifers in the pasture we rent across from our south 80.
While we were out our neighbors called to tell us their mare had her foal. We went over to take a look and wouldn’t ya know it…my camera died! I had to take a phone pic.
Watching this little lady just topped off my day! I had never seen one this new before (she was less than an hour old). She is all legs…what a cutie!
I feel so blessed to have my kids near me, to be surrounded by such beauty and to have great neighbors!
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