"What I'm going to give you is a 500 cow spread on the Upper Green River. Now that may not seem like much, but it's more than we had, your mother and I. Some folks are gonna say I'm doin' all this so I can sit up in the hereafter and look down on a park named after me, or that I was disappointed in you - didn't want you to get all that money. But the real reason, Becky, is because I love you, and I want you and some young man to have what I had, because all the gold in the United States Treasury and all the harp music in heaven can't equal what happens between a man and a woman with all that growin' together. I can't explain it any better than that."
That really got me a thinking...I feel so blessed that I have a job and I am healthy and have love in my life. I feel blessed that my parents taught me to work hard and more importantly taught me humility. We were given love, support and discipline. My brother works two jobs, my sisters are students and work part time jobs. We work for what we have and are grateful for the opportunity to do so.
Here I sit alone tonight my husband is off working another shift at the sale barn. He spent all day working in the hot sun, then turns around to work all night at the barn. I won't see him till tomorrow night when I get off work. We live in a modest apartment with second hand furniture and dishes. No dishwasher, no washer, no dryer. I've got student loan debt and we are still paying on the truck...but we've got lots of growing to do and I look forward to our future. In these tough times of drought and unrest, I wish to leave you with a quote...
"The happiest people don't have the best of everything, they just make best of everything."