too much physical work involved in running a household for eleven people and helping with the farm animals and our large vegetable garden.
Surprisingly, mothering a large family has challenged me, forcing me to learn, change, heal and mature.
The unexpected bonus of embracing this unusual lifestyle
is hundreds of hilarious experiences that could only happen
when you raise nine children on a small, family farm.
My life is diametrically opposed to anything I could have imagined as a teenager.
Ironically, this strange life,
focused on motherhood, has brought me more fulfillment and joy than I ever could have imagined.
Now I have come around full circle,
just as I imagined at 16. It just took years of living a rather peculiar life before this
avid reader and oral story-teller was ready to start writing again.
Linking with Friendship Friday at Create With Joy