Saturday, August 8, 2009

Still a Few More Days

Thank you for all your words of encouragement and requests to join - you have blessed us so much! Apparently I can only issue invitations after I've locked the blog. Please see the post below for the three gals I need email addresses for.
This decision to go private has made us reflect on the reason we blog in the first place. It's not just so we can show off our beautiful children (although that would be good enough, wouldn't it ;-), or that we assume anyone really wants a view into our pretty simple, laid-back lives. The purpose for our blog is to exemplify Christ and prove that our amazing God still uses ordinary, ill-equipped people to do extraordinary things. And guess what - He even uses those who weren't 'born under the pew.' My dear hubby was 40 and I was 36 when we came to know the Lord, and we had a lot of catching up to do. We were a long way from looking like Christ (still are!), but we strive to claim the abundant life He has given us through His sacrificial death and resurrection, even in the times of turmoil and uncertainty. I guess that's why it's such a difficult decision for us to lock the blog. Many of you have 'stumbled' upon us and chosen to hang around - thank you! Many have been dear friends for a long time and have ridden the roughest waves with us - thank you! Many we would have never met but for the miracle of adoption - thank you! If God has spoken to even one heart through this blog, then we've served our purpose. We will continue to seek and follow, and you are welcome to come along for the ride ... and to Him be the glory!
This is why we are so busy! Mr. Greenthumb is raising some amazing corn! He did take time to pose for me at 6:30 a.m. on the sorter!
That's a load of corn. It has to get from the field, to this trailer, to the bags, to the rig, to the customer all in the same day!
Sortin' before dawn. Beautiful sight!
Our 'boss' being cheesy for Mom! Just load the corn, dude.

I tried to get a picture of Mr. Greenthumb cutting corn very early.

That's what I'm talkin' about!

What does this have to do with corn? Not a thing, but he sure is cute!

I spy with my little eye ... two cutie patooties!

Ya'll have a blessed weekend. We're going to work some corn. Be sure to leave your email address so I can invite you to join in a few days. Blessings to you!


Mom Of Many said...

Oh my goodness - can I come help? I wish I lived near you (no clue where you live, but it can't be near me) I would love, love, love to come help with your corn. I am so jealous!! Always wanted to be a farmers wife...and by the way, it looks deee-licious! xo

Erica said...

I can't remember if I already left you mine, things have been crazy here but i will leave it again just in case!

Blessings, Erica

Carrie said...

Wow a ton of corn! looks like some are really loving it!

Half A Dozen BOOTH's said...

I'd love to still follow your blog, Connie. My email address is Thanks! Stephanie

KCCCKQC's DAD said...

The fruit of that labor is abundant, indeed!
Praying for you!!!!!!!!

The Ferrill's said...

Hey's Laine...I didn't realize I was signed in as Rob...Sorry! I've been doing that a lot lately!

Denise said...

Is it too late to request access to your blog? I have been repeatedly encouraged through your posts. My email address is if possible.

Kitty said...

You definitely can't forget me!

Anonymous said...

Hi Connie-
I've been following and enjoying your blog for at least a year now.
We have 6 children and live in Colorado. We have 3 birth and 3 China adopted daughters.
I would enjoy continuing on reading your blog...
Lori Smith
in Greeley Colorado

Mandie said...

I would love to be invited to continue to view your blog. I stumbled upon your blog from Robin's Tea for Two. I enjoy reading about your family.


Timothy said...

It finally dawned on me, not being from a farm family, that there are at least 3 different major types of corn - pop corn, sweet / eating corn and then the kind that's hard, ground up for feed and what have you.

I never thought of you having to harvest and take immediately to market, assuming, incorrectly, that it would be stored for sale later.

Just a city person. So I confirmed such with my wife who was raised on a farm.

So, even though the focus is on adoption, I can still learn about farming as well!

hollym. said...

Now that's some large corn, Connie. I can taste it now...warm, dripping with butter, a little salt and pepper...Sigh....:)

Ya'll be careful around that farm machinery, now!! It's the forever Momma comin out in me. I protect my people!

Cindy said...

That corn looks delicious!
Our Chloe can eat a whole ear of sweet corn herself too, she loves it!

hollym. said...

I got to thinking about the pic of your hubby "cradling the corn". You just can't get enough of holding babies, can you?!?:)

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