It is been a while since I have put pen to paper but this has given me the opportunity to think through a lot of things. Sometimes taking that step back from a situation helps clear our heads and enables us to look at things from a different viewpoint.
There have been a lot of beautiful things that have happened lately. Roughly a month ago, I was able to witness my brother say I do to his new wife. The place was fantastic and the wedding was great, however, my favorite part was watching both of them share their vows for each other. You could honestly see the love they had for each other beaming out of them. To love someone that deeply has to be a feeling that is out of this world. I know I am a little late on this but I had to share it. To my brother, if you are reading this, I hope that you know how incredibly proud I am of you. You amaze me every day with your selflessness to serve. I look you up to you in so many ways. I know most of the time we spend together we normally end up picking on each other but just know that is out of love. It has been amazing watching you grow up to the man you are today. Thank you for stepping in and playing a role in Mattie’s life, watching y’all two at the wedding brought more love to my heart than you can ever imagine. It brings tears to my eyes writing about it now. So thank you.
This past weekend I was able to rejuvenate my love for CattleWomen. We spent the weekend at our annual Women In Ranching program and it was a blast. Being surrounded by women with like minds is an incredible thing. I was able to sit and watch ladies of all experience levels come together to make a weekend successful. The one thing I loved most about all this is the friendships I have made and continue to make. There were times in these last few months that have been pretty lonely, not really quite sure I had any friends at some points, but these ladies have changed that. It is not often that you can get a bunch of ladies in a room together and have everyone get along. My favorite moment of the whole weekend was Saturday evening, killing some time before dinner. I sat down at a table with two other ladies and within 10 minutes, not only was our table full, we had a circle of probably almost 15 ladies, talking, sharing stories, and getting to know one another. This event has put me on fire and I can not wait to finalize the Fall Tour and get the ladies on board.
There have been some struggles the past few months but everyone has struggled in one way or another, it is how you look at those struggles that changes your way of thinking. Keep pushing forward to be the best you can be. Keep growing in your faith and as always share some love, we could all use a little more love.