Almost every morning Eden’s Papa Dan and Uncle Jake come in and get her to feed the cows. As soon as they walk in the door she goes running to them. (And I definitely appreciate the hour I get to myself to do housework or simply read a book!) We knew before she was even born she would be the light of her Papa’s life and that he would take her on many adventures and spoil her rotten with fun things to do around the farm. It melts my heart too see her with the boys, whether it’s just her Papa or all three of them. She will grow up not realizing her childhood is rare and special. She will grow up with lots of adventures and “field trips” as I like to call them. Whether she is riding in the combine or tractor, playing in the shop, or simply riding along in the truck feeding cows she is having the time of her life and making so many happy memories.
Yesterday I needed to get out of the house and get some fresh air so I went feeding with them and I got to sit in the back seat and watch Eden as they fed. It reminded me of when I was a little girl and fed cows with my grandpa in the winter time. I will forever cherish those memories, as I’m sure Eden will. Papa Dan lets her push the on and off button on the controller for the hay bed each time they use it and when Uncle Jake goes to open the gate she gets in his seat and knows to scoot back over when he comes back. She moos and points to the cows when they come running and puts her hand on the window when the horses are near in hopes to pet one. It melted my heart to see her yesterday, just like it does anytime she is spending time with one or all of the boys.
I know I say this ALL THE TIME, but I am truly beyond thankful she will grow up out here on this farm. But I am even more thankful that she has three men that love on her and teach her new things each and every day. They show her what hard work and discipline are, and teach her important values, plus she gets to have lots of fun too.
As I’m writing this all three boys are in here by the fire warming up for a bit playing with her and laughing. She’s one lucky girl to have them. And I’m one lucky mama that she has them too.