Lets see, predicaments and being entertained, kind of sounds like Brad and yourself laughed at me a bit! Well that's okay Barb, I understand and I am glad both you and him were indeed entertained. When you make so many posts about your life its good to hear about people enjoying what you write and laughing right along with you.
Originally Posted by Brad Hungler
Of course if Brad thought about my life off-line, I must admit that since his passing, I have thought about him. He was a bit older then me, as most people on here are. But he was older by only a few years. I have lived a pretty good life I think, and accomplished a lot and always kind of figured if I left this world today, I would not have many regrets or complaints. Brad's passing kind of changed that notion.
The other day my Dad, Alyson and I walked up through a field that is going to house our new beef cows. This is important tome as I want Alyson to enjoy farm life (and cows) just as much as I did growing up. As My Dad, Alyson and I walked, I could not help but think of that John Mellencamp song, Rain on the Scarecrow where he says "When I was five I walked the fence while Grandpa held my hand." Now I know its not fair to bring up something Brad was unable to do in his life, but I could not help but think of Brad never seeing his Grandchildren. I made a prayer right there in that field and said "Let me live long enough to see Alyson's children."
Its funny how someones passing can make you stop and think about the important things in life. We clutter our selves up with such senseless worries and never really spend time with what and who are important. Farm, friends and families...nothing else matters. Nothing.
Barb, I am sorry I did not reflect on Brad in a different, better light, but as his wife I think you should know that it sounds like he had a fulfilling life. You said he had lots of friends, and as a person who has one daughter, I can tell you that is fulfillment enough. Two must have been even better. Yeah he might not have seen the Grandchildren, but at least he had kids. Some people don't even get to have that, which is a true shame.
I wish you and the girls the best of luck in the trying times ahead.
I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"