Friends

Friends

Our 17 year old son JW loves working on the farm and last week he told me he just loves to work together with his Dad. I was teary! (Don’t judge) I have had many conversations in the past few years with other parents who wish their kids enjoyed being with them. That is often the plight of parents with teenagers. It seems they go from loving us one day to thinking we are irrelevant, old and un cool the next. Now, I am not saying JW thinks we are cool… cause he doesn’t (and he’s right) but He does love to work and get dirty with us. Why? To keep it short… Grace!

Teenagers do stuff, go through stuff and get involved in stuff that is bad for them. It happens… how we handle this as parents determines if they will turn to us or run from us. This doesn’t mean we shield them from consequences but we don’t push them away when these consequences hit. Providing an environment of love and acceptance even when they fail. We give them love and affection when affectionately loving a teenager is hard!

We all need a friend or two like that!

The Constant in Our Chaos…

The Constant in Our Chaos…

A couple weeks ago we had a friend out to the farm to snap photos of the scenery and life at Brite Creek Farm. We are not good at slowing down so photo shoots are not high on the priority list. I guess neither is marketing but that’s another post.

This photo was not staged… but caught…as we prepped for a few of the staged shots. We all busted up when we saw the “caught chaos”. Farming and life with teenagers resembles controlled chaos at best and this photo represents a lot of what life is on the farm. Including the one beautiful, poised and smiling face pointed right where it should be while the rest of us…try to figure out what the heck is going on.

Mom’s you are the anchor in our chaos. Life is still not normal and uncertain but Moms… you bring the peace, stability and joy the rest of desperately need.

Thank you My Sweet!

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