My boys and I started out this July praying for rain every single day. Levi would pray asking God to send rain to “help daddy’s corn grow big and strong”. It has been really dry here the past two years and it was starting to look like this year was going to be the same. I am learning it is really hard for a farmer to work so hard to grow his crops only to watch them shrivel up and die because there wasn’t enough rain. A year ago today Joel was actually harvesting corn already because of the drought…that is really early!
But this year has been so different. Those prayers we started praying at the beginning of the month have been answered abundantly. You guys, it has been raining like crazy here!!! So un-Kansas like. In fact last night many areas around us were flooding. So crazy how things change in a year. We are praising God for His provision and for the “big and strong” corn that is in our fields.
I am slowly learning that a farmer’s wife never complains about rain. The first few days were great, but (don’t tell Joel!) I have to admit I am growing weary of all the mud my boys are getting into (I told you I was learning slowly!). They can’t stay out of it!! The funny thing is that these pictures were taken before the rain started. Levi had turned a sprinkler on just barely and it ran all night without us realizing it. The next day when they went out to the garden to dig potatoes with their daddy the boys discovered the mud puddle of their dreams.
(Warning: If you thought my last mud post was bad this is way worse. Stop reading now if you can’t handle mud! :))
Griffin was having so much fun until the mud weighed down his pants so much that he couldn’t find his feet. That really stressed him out.
And that was the muddiest mess I have ever cleaned up in my life. These boys were covered from head to toe. And by the end I was too. I wish I could show you the pictures of them being hosed off. So funny. 🙂 We hosed them off and I gave them two baths to get them clean. And miraculously their clothes came out pretty clean too. I usually make them wear their swimming suits when they play in the mud but sometimes things just happen that you can’t control!
This July has been all about rain and mud and lots of baths. And while it has been a little messy around here, we are so very thankful for it all!