But, an extra special Happy Mother’s Day to all the women involved in farming. Yesterday in South Dakota I am guessing that most farm wives spent their day hauling meals to the field, moving equipment, giving rides, and in some cases working in the fields. All while cooking three meals, taking care of the kids, taking care of livestock, and doing it all with a smile on her face!
I never used to think twice about being a farm wife. I love agriculture, I love my husband- seems pretty perfect. But I realize more and more everyday that it takes a special woman to marry a farmer. One that understands feeding cattle on Sundays, missing Christmas mornings because of chores, working all hours of the day and night for 2 months every Fall, going to work before 7 and coming home long after 5.
As a mom and a farmwife you pretty much have to know that being a single parent for a few months come Fall is a real possibility. Christmas morning can be replicated at 6 PM. Livestock always, always come before us.
And sometimes it means spending Mother’s Day doing work. But, that’s okay…because honestly my husband makes me feel so special for being a Mom nearly every day.
I love my role as farm wife, but nothing could be more special than playing Mommy to this little cutie. So instead of having a relaxing day all to myself, my husband planted corn, and I spent the day chasing her around the yard! But, before he put in a hard day’s work he did make me breakfast. 🙂
Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful Moms in the world!