Knolltop Farm Wife

Welcome to my blog! I'm a wife, mother of four and a self-employed freelance writer. I live on a dairy farm with my family and I enjoy sharing our life with family, friends and anyone else who wants to visit the farm. There's no telling what the I will write about from day to day, but hopefully you'll be enriched when you stop by! Have a wonderfully blessed day!

Saturday, January 5, 2008

A Packer surprise!

Good morning from the Knolltop. Yes, it's warm this morning....32 out and it's going to get warmer. By the end of the day we will be smelling like spring and wishing April were here! At least I will...I love spring.

Yesterday I was again pleased with the human race and realize even the "big" people care about little people. A couple of weeks ago when we attended the Top 10 Invitational Sale, Jake and I were visiting with Mark Adam....a "big" person. No, not just in stature, although he is a very tall man with a booming voice and a real strong presence. Mark is also a VIP....head honcho....the big guy....whatever you want to call him.....of Northstar Cooperative based in East Lansing. For those of you who don't know, Northstar is a semen company and they also the ones who do all the milk testing here in the midwest and they obviously sell other dairy supplies and products...you get the idea.

Anyway, we were visiting with Mark and he and Jake struck up a conversation about the Packers. They discovered they had something in common...they both loved the Packers. A season ticket holder, Mark said the next time he went to a game he said he would bring a hat back for Jake....well you know Jake was thrilled with this thought and so was I because his Atlanta Braves hat was becoming unrecognizable.

Well, as a mom, I know how busy people get and I figured that would be a nice gesture, but I have to admit, I didn't think Mark, in all of his busyness of running a company, would even think about the promise he made to a ten year old Packer commrade.

Yesterday when I came in from chores, there was Jake meeting me at the door with what else but a Packer's hat! I couldn't believe it! Not just any Packer's hat...a custom fitted Packer's hat! And in the box was a very nice note from Mark. I was absolutely amazed by his kindness and thoughtfulness. For a man to take the time to buy a hat for a little kid in North Adams after a 10 minute conversation about a football team....that just blows my mind.

So, from the bottom of my heart....Thank you Mark! You are an awesome person in my book. And Jake is trying to figure out your phone number, he wanted to call you last night to thank you....by the way, he hasn't taken the hat off yet...except for this morning's breakfast when his father insisted that he remove it!

Today Sarah and I have a girls day out. Through 4-H we were able to attain FREE MSU girls basketball tickets. So we will be heading north to my former home of five years and cheering on the green and white. Although Sarah has a wardrobe of MSU green and pink, I will be in green and white.

Jake and Bobby will keep the home fires burning today while Luke and JW work for Mr. Kiser...after they do their chores here!