Do you write or receive love letters? Does anyone anymore in this day of texting and instant everything?! My husband wrote a love letter to me – once – many years ago. I’m sure it was a beautiful letter, but the only quote I remember from it… after he listed some of my attributes and his undying love for me is “…even though we are always late to church…”
Yeah….I thought at the time I’m thirty-however many years into my being late to church streak…lotsa luck changing that! I’m forty-six years into it now…and I received another love letter…of sorts…
We moved our cows on Saturday.
My task was very important…take the tractor to the hay shed. Get a bale of hay. Bring it to the two hay sheds. Wait…I HATE waiting and I forgot to bring a book…
FINALLY, the Cow Boss (my husband) and our son arrived.
Then it was my time to shine! My task…wait for my family to push the cows up to the bale of hay, then back the tractor through the gate showing them the way out…
Once they found the way out – they went with gusto!
So – I followed them, because I thought my tractor and bale might come in handy at some point.
It didn’t…and I wondered what in the heck my purpose was?! While also thinking about the millions of things I have to do!! AND – demanding – eloquently to myself – my own horse next time we do this!
But then – a message from my husband…a love letter farmer style…
They left the fence down! This means “follow us.” I decided what it really meant was “Hello Beautiful, please follow us because I can’t wait to see you and spend time with you!“
It also means – Once you cross over the fence, put it back up in all the places we lowered it…despite your bladder’s immediate and total reaction when shocked by the electric fence…
As it turns out, the fence wasn’t on yet…BUT no one shared this fabulous knowledge with me! Plus, they were clearly tooooo far away to care about my internal strife and apprehension regarding this hot issue!! So – I very carefully put the fence back up!
I caught up with them eventually!
We then spent nice quality time together! Just like this! And, I wouldn’t trade a single bit of it – except next time – I want my own horse!!
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Loved reading and seeing this– love letters on the farm are unique and wonderful things! 🙂
On Mon, Oct 11, 2021 at 10:25 AM The History Marm wrote:
> historymarm posted: ” Do you write or receive love letters? Does anyone > anymore in this day of texting and instant everything?! My husband wrote a > love letter to me – once – many years ago. I’m sure it was a beautiful > letter, but the only quote I remember from it… after ” >