Sunday, November 9, 2008

amazing support

A couple days ago I went to a local manufacturing shop to get a part to fix one of the bailers. I did get the part I needed but I also got a hug. A hug and an offer of help if we need it. That's what I get everyday. My family calls me often to see if they can help. Mine and Jay's friends offer their help. My neighbors call and offer help to get thru this harvest. The guys that work for us would work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week if they need to. My kids are here everyday to help. There is amazing support every where I look. It reminds me of the story of the redwood tree. Did you know that the redwood trees are the largest living things on earth and the tallest trees in the world? Some grow more than 90 meters tall and are more than 2500 years old. You would think that they would have a tremendous root system but they don't. Their root system is very shallow. One redwood tree would have a very hard time standing on it's own. But instead, they grow in groves with their roots intertwined. They are all interlocked with each other. Then, when the storms come and the winds blow they still stand. They support and sustain each other. That's how it feels to me. With the support of family and friends and neighbors we are stronger than we are on our own. Your support means so much to us.

1 comment:

Sharon said...

I am so happy that you have so much support Pam! You do realize though that people would not give you that support if you were not such a loving and good person to them in the first place! I am sure you deserve every bit of support that you are receiving. I love the story of the Redwood trees! Amazing!

Hugs, Sharon