Happy 17th!!

Dear Jacob,

I lose my breath often when I think about having less than 365 days until you are 18! Watching you grow up has came with great blessings, but realizing that it won’t be long until you achieve adult status makes this mama a little sad at times.

I don’t ever want to think of the day that you won’t be here on the farm raising your chickens and ducks, fishing at the pond, or making fishing baits for others. You are always willing to help out whether it is building with your dad or fixing my hair when I feel too weak to do it myself. You are the best!!

You are so smart and are exactly how I imagined you would be at this age. You are using your talents to be productive and help others along the way. I’m so proud of you!!

Please help me slow this year way down because we both know that 18 is just around the corner. Year sixteen left just as quickly as all of the others have. No matter how fast each year comes and goes, you will always be my first born and my baby!

I love you more than words can describe! I hope 17 is your best year yet! Stay strong in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.

Love Always,


Proverbs 22:6 – Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

Jacob’s Birthday Interview:

How old are you? 17
What is your favorite food? seafood
What do you hope you never have to eat again? I like everything.
What is your favorite thing to do? raise chickens and ducks
What is your favorite animal? Bantam Chickens
What makes you happy? Taking care of my animals
What is the best memory from when you were 16? Hanging out with friends
What is one thing you’d like to do while you are 17? Have a successful homestead
What would you like to be when you grow up? A farmer
What is your favorite song? Any Christian song
Where is your favorite place to eat? Little’s
What is your favorite book? The Fishing Chronicles by Lane Walker
Where would you like to go on vacation? Wyoming. What do you want the whole world to know? Life is a lot simpler when you farm.

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