19 March, 2010

A New Chapter in our Lives

It all started 10 plus years ago. I rocked gently in my rocking chair, gently patting my large belly, breathing through each contraction with pride. I was about to become a mother and i couldn't wait. Little did i know how my world was about to be rocked. Not once, but 7 times. 6 boys and 1 girl later, my world still teeters on the edge of insanity, but it's a good insanity. That day 10 years ago i not only became a mother, my husband became a father. One look into his son's eyes and he fell in love in a way he didn't know existed. And because of that love, he is leaving his job in corporate America to come home and work with his sons. It wasn't an easy decision, or one made lightly, after all, in today's economy it seems foolish to leave a secure job with a secure christian company. We've been praying for a very long time that God would allow things to happen in His timing, and in the last several months we've both sensed that it's time.

Lord willing we'll be moving onto my parents farm, something i vowed 14 years i'd never do. Farm? Over my dead body!!!! Live in my parents house? No thanks. Cows? Be still my fainting heart. After all, i didn't care for the smell of manure and i definitely never had a desire to touch a cow's teat. But i was young and foolish, and when God got a hold of my heart, he changed so many things and one area was on my big fat opinions. He's still working on that, some things take time..........

There are so many details still to be worked out, that it almost looks impossible. But God is a God of the impossible and i can't help but be excited to watch Him work.


  1. Yea! The Manyweaver's Farm! Sounds nice, I think! A new chapter and your lives will never, ever be the same. I remember very clearly our first years in farming and how very different life is now from the before-farming-years.

  2. Congratulations Marlin and Darla! Wow! That will be a change for you all...but, like you said God can do things that we never dreampt he could do...and changing our hearts is one of them. God be with you as you make many BIG decisions in the days ahead. Will be thinking of you and praying for you, Jewel

  3. How exciting for you! My husband did this about three years ago. He left his well-paying job and bought the car dealership directly across the street from our house. It is beyond wonderful and worth every sacrifice to have him right there every day, training our children to work with him. You'll love it!


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