Sunday, November 05, 2006

Where I Come From

Growing up, I was a little embarrassed to live on a farm in the middle of nowhere. But the older I get, the more nostalgic I become about growing up in the "boondocks." I love going back and sitting in the front yard grass with my boys, enjoying the sound of peace and quiet. I love being able to come back to a place that has such a stamp on me, in my very core. So when I heard this song on the radio one day, I could totally relate.

(lyrics courtesy of Little Big Town)

I feel no shame, I'm proud of where I came from

I was born and raised in the boondocks

One thing I know, no matter where I go, I keep my heart and soul in the boondocks

it's where i learned about livin'
it's where i learned about love,
it's where i learned about workin' hard and having a little is just enough.

It's where I learned about Jesus and knowin' where I stand
You can take it or leave it
This is me - this is who I am

Here are some shots of my childhood home in son Daniel took this picture of my brother Doug and I in the tractor -- notice the silos in the background!


Janine said...

Awwww....That looks like a great place to grow up! I actually got made fun of for living on a golf course. Go figure!

Rachel said...

Wow, look at all of that SPACE! LUCKY!

Have a great time in Superior, we're praying Nick wins!

mordy said...

aw, tough break for nick. we'll be seeing him again, i'm sure.