Every good experience, every bad experience, every in between experience I’ve ever had has been shaped, formed, guided, gifted, marred, and marked by the people around me – for the good, bad, and ugly.
As I sat in a hospital bed that I didn’t want to be in (because let’s face it, who wants to be in a hospital bed?), I was faced with the goodness of God and the unmistakable way that His goodness shines through the people He sends. The encouraging words, the kindness, the help from others. God speaks loudest through the people He uses, the people who are willing to live with enough margin to answer His call to help someone else out.
From the text messages, to the nurses, the respiratory therapists, the doctors, the housekeepers, the techs, to my mom, sister, dad, friends, kids, and my dear sweet husband… it is always the people that make the experiences in life better.
Each day, someone comes through the front door that visited the feed store while I was out. The warmth, kindness, and regard for my well being has been nothing short of incredible. I was fretting about the store being closed Wednesday, and instead of being met with disappointment or frustration or any negative reaction, everyone has been concerned over whether I’m taking care of myself or getting enough rest to recover.
I can’t say thank you enough. I knew we lived and worked in an incredible community, but this last week has blown me away. I look forward to many years of living, working, and raising our kids here.
Sometimes I don’t know why God picked me and put me smack dab in the middle of this amazing life, but I am so, so thankful He did. I am so thankful that I get to help people take care of their farms and homes and families in this way. I am thankful for the people I am meeting, the friends I am making, and the work I am doing.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you. Thank you for supporting us through this transition, for continuing to shop at your local feed store, and for welcoming us with such wide, open arms. We appreciate you all so much.