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!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Trust defined

Trust Defined: Getting on the back of a motorcycle driven by your 16 year old son and riding around the block.

That is the true definition of trust or maybe faith. Whatever the word that's what I had last night as we got home from the baseball game last night and JW said, "Hey mom, I got another helmet, wanna go for a ride?"

I agreed, with great apprehension and immediately started praying. Looking at Luke and mouthing to him, "Pray for me!" I got on the back of the bike wrapped my arms around the child that I gave birth to and used to bathe in the kitchen sink and we were off.

It really wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. I can hardly ride in the car while he's driving without great anxiety so putting my life in his hands on a motorcycle was not good for the blood pressure. He kept the speed down to 35 mph....I know, that doesn't seem very fast in a car, but on a bike, it seems faster than a speeding bullet!

After a couple of miles I was able to relax and enjoy the ride. Turns were a bit tricky especially when he said, "Lean with me!" Yeah, right...I ain't leanin'! All in all, it was a very nice ride.

They had a double header last night and it was ugly. They lost both games and it was ugly. JW was a relief pitcher for one inning...80 pitches, walked four batters, and 18 runs were scored.....did I mention it was ugly? They play Homer tonight...let's hope it's not so....ugly.

Yesterday I was on Rural Route Radio with Trent Loos and Kyle Bauer, you can click on the links below to listen on the Internet if you'd like. It was great fun, like always!

Today is writing day, columns, stories, interviews. I'm working on a story for Holstein International about Indiana Holsteins. That is turning out to be a lot of fun. Word on the street is that the crew from HI, Jan Bierma and some others are here in the U.S. traveling the rural roads of Kansas with the hostess with the mostest, Dallas Burton! They'll be visiting with some influential Holstein breeders and enjoying some breed history with Dallas, the Holstein Historian.

I'm sure they will have fun with lots of stories to tell.