Friday, October 14, 2011

Some sounds just take you back... the sound of rain on a tin roof.

Don't get me wrong, rain this time of year is not really welcome on a farm. Rain is not exactly conducive to getting the last of the crops out of the fields. But this morning, as we were milking the sound of the rain falling on the uninsulated tin roof of the freestall barn took me back to when I was a young girl and heard it for the first time.

The details are kinda (okay, REALLY) fuzzy, but I do remember the confusion at the sound that I had never heard, as it got louder and louder. I don't know who it was that enlightened my young, moldable brain, (probably Grandma) but ever since that moment I have had a love affair with that sound.

Not being a 'regular' at the farm anymore, that sound is not something I hear on a regular basis. But, this morning, as I helped my brother while my parents are on vacation, we were 'blessed' with several mini down pours. (I happened to be in the pasture bringing cows down during one such down pour - weather-1, kellie-0)

As I stood below the roof and that wonderful sound, I was reminded of the years growing up and the simple sounds that are no longer regular parts of my the sound of the 'crick' (notice I didn't write creek) babbling just mere feet away from the house, or the equipment sanitizing washer running shortly before every milking, or the cows mooing in the stillness at dusk, and of course...

...the sound of rain on a tin roof.

Monday, February 7, 2011

This Little Light of Mine

I loved the song as a child, but recently a friend sent me a link to a version that has touched me so much it's hard to even describe. God just had me right where He wanted me when I first heard these lyrics. Listen for yourself. Blessings.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Today is #foodthanks day. A day started by the AgChat Foundation - to thank the farmer's and rancher's that raise the crops that become the food America loves to consume. Take a moment today and thank a farmer near you!

Monday, November 15, 2010


I've been feeling discontent lately with how my life is. I go through stages. There are days, months even that I'm completely satisfied with my life and the blessings God has given me. Then I have these valley's where I wonder why He hasn't given me the one thing my heart desires more than anything else.

I know all the scripture references and I know that I should be content in all things, but it's hard to be content when my heart desires a husband to share things with. To be there to comfort me and to share life with.

So many people tell me I'm so lucky to be single. But I often wonder if they really stopped to think about that phrase if they would truly mean it. Sure, I don't have to consult with someone else about financial matters or big purchases. But I also DON'T HAVE anyone to consult with about financial matters or big purchases. It would be nice not to have to make so many decisions alone.

The old adage about 'the grass is always greener' certainly comes into play here. I know that marriage is not always easy. My rose colored glasses are clear enough to know that married couples face challenges that I can't even begin to comprehend. But, truthfully, I don't understand how fighting with someone, and subsequently making up with them, can be worse than living a life alone.

I know that God has a plan and I really am ok with it, it's just that there are days where I just wish His plan for me were different. I'm sure one of these days it will all make perfect sense, but until then, I'll keep praying for contentment, because right now, I'm not feeling it!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

New nephew

On Monday, October 4th, my sister and her husband had their third child and my second nephew. Aaron Scott was born at 11:55 p.m.!

What a cutie. Big sister and brother stayed with me and were very excited to meet their new brother.

My daddy

On Thursday, September 16th my dad was diagnosed with Squamous Cell Carcinoma in his upper gum. As an employee of an organization that works with cancer survivors everyday and raises money to research a cure and to fund programs that support cancer survivors, I am well aware that a cancer diagnosis is not what it used to be. More and more people are surviving cancer everyday, and my daddy will be one of them!

He had surgery today and is recovering comfortably in his room! But true to my dad's mischievous nature he is playing with all the things around him and his dressings...apparently the dr. gave him a stern (cough, cough) warning to leave things alone. ;0) According to my mom the dr. and his staff are pleasant and funny, which is good since my dad has very few serious moments!

As I have been posting updates on my Facebook about my dad and this journey, I am so in awe of the number of people who have been praying for him. I am so thankful!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Relay For Life of Titusville is just one week away. They are working toward's a goal of $71,000 with $2,000 coming from the website. Please consider helping them reach that goal by donating today at! Help us help those living with a cancer diagnosis and find cures so that others don't have to! Thank you!