As with life on any farm, ours is busy and full, but I am very content with the life I live. Being in a rural setting, raising animals, growing vegetables, being a wife and mother and all that those jobs entail. These have been my dreams for so long and I am so thankful that they have come to be.
There are times, however, that I miss the freedom of not having a child always under foot, (I was able to accomplish so much more in a day) or waking me in the middle of the night, screaming, because his teeth hurt, or complaining for whatever reason he thinks necessary.
But then I get him laughing so hard his whole body shakes. Or he lays his head on my shoulder and relaxes. Or I watch as he discovers something new in his little world and I’m in awe all over again at how intricate life is. Then there is the midnight feeding when he looks up at me and smiles. My heart melts and I know that all the trials are worth it and I really wouldn’t trade my motherhood for anything the world has to offer.
So although my life is far from perfect I am quite sure that I have a little piece of heaven here on earth.