Friday, March 6, 2009
New life on the farm
My daughter works on a farm. She loves it and benefits greatly from both the experiences and the farmers she works for. One is always taking the time to encourage both my daughter and my boys. It has been great for Alex because she wants to be a vet, but my whole family has benefited from these experiences.
A couple weeks back when my daughter was doing chores when the farmers were away, a few lambs were born. Unfortunately, one also died. It was very hard to deal with emotionally. It has been easy for our society to become removed from the reality that animals provide us with life giving sustenance. The worst for me was to see something die before it has any chance to live at all.
We were all upset at the baby's death; but it gave us an opportunity to learn what farm kids usually learn from a young age--that life is temporary and we should appreciate the moments and the opportunities given us.