Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A Sad Chapter on the Farm

It was a “fairytale courtship and wedding” but disaster has struck and our wonderful new son-in-law, Andrew, had his life end unexpectedly just a few days after their 2nd month of wedded bliss.  We are all devastated and our hearts are broken.  As we are trying to make sense of this tragedy and pick up the pieces, we still have Fall wheat crops to get in the field….. and so next week, with a heavy heart Farmer Joe with the help of Farmer Jay will begin the process of planting the winter wheat.   Grief knows no season and we will get our crop in the ground because our job is to feed America.   With that, this broken-hearted farmwife will take a break from blogging about our farm and focus on helping our family find a way to heal the big hole that has occurred with Andrew’s death.    So once winters icy grip has ended and when Spring emerges and fills the air with the promise of new life, I will revive my blog.  As I write this, my heart is warmed by the outpouring of comforting words, prayers and kind acts that our friends within the community have provided us.  During the happy time of the wedding and this sad time of planning a memorial service, we have gotten to know and love Andrew's family, so in that we are thankful to have had the privilege of calling these wonderful people  "family".  As I write my last blog for 2012,  I did want to share some of the magic from the wedding just a few short weeks ago.    I wish you well, Gayle 
P.S.  Please make sure and hug your loved ones as time is precious and sometimes short. G

Groom's parents
Step-Dad Ron, Kaitlyn, Andrew, Suzanne
(Biological father Bert & wife, Maria not pictured)

Bride's parents

As always, please feel free to email me at if you have questions or comments.  Thank to all you have left sweet and comforting comments. G