Music moves us: it brings us to tears, gives words to the groanings of our souls and brings healing and hope. During Matt’s leukemia treatment, we found comfort in how certain songs expressed our grief, while others dared to utter our fears. Yet no songs were as meaningful as those that reminded us of God’s presence and power as we sat in the fiery furnace.
One song that became particularly meaningful to Matt was “Shoulders” by @for KING & COUNTRY. The words brought peace and comfort on days when Matt was too sick and exhausted to raise his head; it reminded Matt that with the “help” of a mighty God who created the heavens and the earth, he could keep going.
Can you imagine what it would be like for Matt to come face to face with Joel and Luke Smallbone - the brothers of @For KING & COUNTRY - and tell them how this song had sustained him? .
Well, by God’s grace, this meeting did happen. To read all about how it came to be and the moment that they shared, see the link in the bio.
Now the hard part! The Missouri State Fair has come to a close and with that we have said goodbye to the four legged swine kids we have come to love since March. Lola was sold last week back to her breeder. LouLou was sold today in the breed sale. Tears flowed for me today to see her go and Lord knows I wish I had a farm we could keep them all on! I am so proud of Colby and the hard work, effort, continued learning and determination to always do better showing hogs. He truely loves it!!
A great night at the #mostatefair#mostatefair2019#mostate concert This was the my second time seeing them in concert & they get better every time!! ❤️. So close to the stage this time made it even more AMAZING!! Can’t wait to see you in the #showmestate again!! The only thing that would have made it better would have been if @mikkimonsta2015 could have come!! Next time!
Having fun during another storm at the Missouri State Fair!! This time an evacuation. Glad these girlies and Jenni Kleeman were worried about me cause Colby was gonna let me sleep!!
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Another say at the Missouri State Fair comes to a close. After nine days in a camper so far I will say I am ready for the luxury of a full size shower and my bed BUT it hasn't been near as bad as I thought it would be!! We are having a blast and Colby is getting to stay up late and enjoy his friends. I took this pic coming back to the camper tonight. My favorite site is the carnival and swine barn all lit up at night!! Another round of showing pigs starts tomorrow!!
A few months ago I was informed that we were nominated as Madison County's Farm Family for 2019! This past Monday, our family had the honor and privilege to represent Madison County at the Missouri State Fair!!! We had such a wonderful day! A sincere Thank you to the University of Missouri Extension, and to the Missouri Farm Bureau! Without you, none of this would have been possible. Thank you to all of our costumers, family and friends!!! Such an amazing award, and a wonderful tribute to all of the hard working farm families in this state! We are so very grateful! Thank you!