Friday, August 19, 2016

Farm Wife- -- It's my story & I'm sticking to it

I could not be more honored or grateful for Katie Pinke at Pinke Post for sharing my story as a farm wife. When she asked me I wasn't so sure 'my story' was all that important to share. Mine surely didn't compare to the many other more glamorous stories she was sharing about amazing women in agriculture. Why do we judge our own stories so critically?
Well the experience helped give me the confidence, I am so quick to instill in others, to take ownership of my role, my story as a farm wife. My life is my story. It is my hope that others won't be afraid to tell their stories about being a farm wife, an important role no matter what others perceive it to be.
 Thank you Katie for being an inspiration to me and so many others sharing their story in agriculture.
I hope you'll read my story here.

Farm wife- who defines your title

Farm wife
There are some blog posts circulating trying to define a 'farm wife's' role. One in particular put a negative spin on it. Really? First just let me say that only a woman who will take on that title should be the one defining her role as a farm wife. Who defines the 'mother' title? That's right it's not a mold or textbook definition. It's personal. No, we don't do it alone we have to have a support system that helps us just like any other title. Just remember no matter what your title is in life, it's yours, own it.
I'm thankful for the rural sisterhood of women involved in agriculture that support my story & title in life.
Here's some positive insight to the title. Elizabeth at The Rural Sisterhood with the help of many others that have a part in the 'farm wife' title show how diverse the title & role really are with these descriptions.

Thanks Elizabeth for putting this together.
Don't be afraid to tell your story that defines your title whatever it might be.