I am a farm girl, married to my high school sweetheart. We grew up on farms 9 miles apart and went through 12 years of school together. I liked him in grade school, but it took until we were Juniors in high school to get him interested in me as more than a friend. I have never lived more than 10 miles from home, except in college, but have travelled as far as France, Germany and Switzerland. We live on our own farm and have raised three of our six kids. The last three are growing up fast.
May means graduations, and this year two of our godsons graduated. Cousin Spencer graduated from high school. He and L. are favorite cousins of each other. (Sorry other cousins!) They poke and prod each other and have always enjoyed living close together. There have been countless hours of Sunday School, farm exploring, mud playing, bike riding, Easter egg decorating and game playing together over the last 17 years.
Cousin Nathan also graduated with his masters in architecture. He and Son J. spend many, many hours together growing up "farming" in the sandbox, in the yard and on Grandma and Grandpa's deep pile rug.