Sunday, October 19, 2008
I spent the day at my friend Mary's home. She has a wonderful garden that has provided a plentiful harvest for her family.
She also has chickens that provide eggs, and cows to provide milk.
God has blessed her family with a great place, but it all comes with a lot of work. I hear many people talk about how they would love to live a rural life, but these are frequently the same people who would rather go out to dinner than cook. I can't imagine them getting up at 5am to milk the cow.
Mary has earned my respect over the years. She moved to the country as a city slicker and has applied herself diligently to learn the skills necessary to give her family the life she dreamed of for them when they were living in the suburbs.