Today’s Thankful Thursday post wasn’t a planned post. Like most of life, we deal with the curveballs thrown us and work from there. Yesterday threw me a BIG curveball.
A local farmer, good friend, father of three young children and husband to an amazing woman was killed yesterday in a farm-related accident. I don’t know the details, but even if I did, it wouldn’t matter…the outcome would remain the same. There is a family hurting today…and the details won’t change that.
But what that accident has provided me, is an opportunity to appreciate my loved ones, just a little more. Hug my kids a little tighter. See my husband in a new light.
So today’s Thankful Thursday is dedicated to him…Mark. Most of you know him as Boss Man on Twitter, and occasionally on this blog. I don’t write about him a lot, because it was MY decision to start this blog, not his. I try to avoid involving him when I can, but anytime I do, I have him read the post and approve it first…except this one.
I would like to start off, by saying how thankful I am that he’s a wonderful husband, a caring father and an amazing farmer.
He makes me laugh, he drives me nuts and he ticks me off…all at the same time. It’s amazing, but he’s talented like that. I think he took a class or something.
Whatever it is that he is…he’s mine. And tonight I will hug him a little tighter, hold him a little longer and try not to let him see my tears.
I would go on, but suddenly I have found that I can’t…
After everything that has happened to me, I truly appreciate everyone alot more. Life can change in a matter of seconds, we never know when our time may be. Prayers to Natanya and family.
You are right Jackie, life changes without our input…we’re just along for the ride. I’m praying for NaTanya and family as well.
Sorry to hear about your friend, but I do believe a Mark related top 10 is in order at some point in time….
My dearest Nikki, I do believe you are correct! I’ll work on it! 🙂
I love your post. I grew up on a ranch and i tried not to think about the what if’s. And most days when I see a call from my parent’s my heart always stops a little to wonder if this is the day something happened to my dad, mom, brother, sister-in-law, ….
I agree with Nikki on the top ten request. I believe it needs to be done 🙂 And your friend & her family are in my prayers.
Gosh, my heart goes out to the family that’s had the tragedy occur….I don’t know the details and I’m not sure I want to know. When horrific things happen, one can only pray and be thankful that your own family is still healthy and safe:)
Thanks for linking up to Thankful Thursday Val…we have lots to be thankful for on a daily basis don’t we.
Beautifully written and something everyone – on or off the farm – should read.
Thank you for taking the time to remember and pray for this family…they happen to be my cousins. Your words are always an encouragement. God bless.
Katie, my heart goes out to the family…and you’re included. Kurt was an amazing man, quick with a smile and fun to talk to…I remember one evening I called to talk to NaTanya and ended up spending a good half-hour, just chatting away. Definitely a good man, taken too soon. But I know I’m a better person because of him, and for that, I’m forever grateful. My prayers are with you and your whole family.
Yes, I have one of them in my house, too. Thanks for the reminder!
Sending prayers to your family and your friends…