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.
And so we come up to Thanksgiving week, and there is, as always in our lives, so much to be thankful for. I made these script pumpkins for my friend whose husband passed away suddenly this month. We have been able to come beside several of our dear friends/relatives who have endured some great losses in recent months. "These three things, Faith, Hope and Love" become even more real and important during such difficult times. We have felt honored to be included in their suffering. We don't understand. The questions are large and often unanswerable, but during this time I have had one phrase repeat itself in my heart: God knows.