Then it hit me 

So I took Quirt out to watch daddy train horses for a bit. Today he started in the round corral so I parked the stroller where he could see it and set the breaks. As Sam loped circles, Quirt watched his every move. His head would literally follow him around and around.

Then it hit me.

This was what it’s all about. Just being exposed to the world, spending time as a family, seeing what life is all about. This is why Sam and I have made the sacrifices we have to be able to bring our kids up in this environment. In that moment, I realized why it was all worth it.

Later we followed daddy to a grassy area where he was loping circles. Quirt sat in the stroller, pointed his finger and babbled at the horse and rider. He got to experience walking in dead grass and the noise it made under his feet. He picked up sticks and soaked up a little sun.

I feel so blessed to live the way we do, to be able to give these opportunities to our little boy. Although he won’t remember these specific moments, we are setting a pattern. Through example we are showing him that the most important things in life are the little things.

Now a very tired little bit is napping, but this mama is comforted by the idea that we’re doing at least a little thing right.

Have fun, take’r easy, and always ride hard!

Jess

2 Comments

  • Therese Staeger

    Therese Staeger

    You and Sam have made a great choice, any sacrifices you have made is rewarded ten fold in having a wonderful strong family unit. We were raised that way and were always together, working or playing it was always as a team. As adults and parents we raised our children the same way.
    You and Sam have made a great choice, any sacrifices you have made is rewarded ten fold in having a wonderful strong family unit.
    We were raised that way and were always together, working or playing it was always as a team. As adults and parents we raised our children the same way.
  • Sandi Green

    Sandi Green

    Jess the memories you make will follow through with both your kiddos ~~ and it will be stuff you can share with them later on ..... and they will love hearing the stories you and Sam tell them about there childhood !
    Jess the memories you make will follow through with both your kiddos ~~ and it will be stuff you can share with them later on ..... and they will love hearing the stories you and Sam tell them about there childhood !