I was surprised to see that I have passed the 500th post here on this little blog. Back when I first started blogging I sure never even thought about it going on this long. So much has happened since then. Those of you guys who have been along for the ride the whole way and those who have come along the way, I just want to say thank you. Ya'll are awesome!
It's been one heck of a journey and one, when looking back, that has been full of many changes. I've been reading back on old posts and was struck with just how far we have been come. Many dreams have been realized and life has most certainly changed. From living in a crowded trailer park, stuck in a big city, to living in this this little trailer in the country on our own land. Wow! It is still hard sometimes to believe we are here now. There is still much to be done but I believe that the hardest things have been overcome.
I will have to admit that I was scared when we decided to sell the big trailer and set out to find our "place". I most certainly never thought we would end up in the beautiful hill country of Oklahoma. Our initial intent was to find a place in Arkansas. Heck we spent close to three years looking for land there. Scouring the internet, making phone calls and even a couple of trips there, looking for "IT". But life has it's own way of working things out. Life hardly ever gives you exactly what you thought you were looking for, it takes it's own twists and turns and delivers up what it will. Suddenly you look around and realize that all the things you go through were meant to be lessons. Some terribly tough, some wonderfully sweet. It is up to us to take those lessons and learn from them. I really believe it was God's hand that lead us here to this place at this time.
The time we spent working, being taken advantage of and wasting time at the Pioneer Living homestead turned out, in the end, to be a blessing in disguise. If we had not been there, if they had not turned out to be nothing like they portrayed themselves to be and acted as they did, we never would have met the friends that helped change our lives forever for the better.
I want to give a big ol' hug and much love to Mushroom and Bud. How many people would open their home and their hearts to someone they had never even seen? The time spent with them was a life changing experience and I will be forever grateful to them and for having been blessed to know them. All that they asked in return was that we "Pay It Forward". Beautiful people who I can never thank enough.
If it weren't for meeting good friends (on the internet no less) I can't imagine how all this could have happened. Isn't live amazing??? I have met so many wonderful people when I found the Prepping Community and was encouraged to start blogging. And, oh my, what awesome folks I have met since then!
And so I would like to thank each and every one of you who follow this little life of mine written on these pages. You have given me much support and I have been blessed by knowing you all. Who knows... maybe one day there will be a 1000th post. Heck, I never thought I would go this far!
Hang on folks.... It ain't over yet!!
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