I orginally wrote this on October of 2012. Interesting to read it now. I very much feel covid-19 is not done with us and the worst is yet to be seen. Please prepare if you haven't already.
to our future...sounds similar to the 80's movie, Back to THE
future...This has been on my mind a lot lately, maybe do to the economy
or the election and maybe because I think to much...LOL....I am a
thinker...whatever the reason it has really weighed on my mind that our
ancestors can teach us what I think may well be our future...If you have
ever sit for very long at all and pondered what would happen if our
economy actually failed, or we were hit with a global pandemic or ______(you fill in the blank)
We could actually be plunged back in the early days...There is no way
to know that if in any of our lifetimes that would actually happen, it
is all mere speculation, but farm man and I do feel it wise to invest
our time and energy into learning the skills of days of old...Even if
nothing globally catastrophic ever happens in our life time, there are
the daily ups and down's of life that many of us have experienced...I
know in our own personal life when we moved here and things took a
downward turn we were so glad to have the knowledge we had, many would
not have been able to stick with it and make it through...So many today
rely on the modern gadgets and conveniences that today's world offers
they cannot fathom not having a phone, computer, television, anything
electric... many homes across America are total electric and most people
just think that it will always be there...We are not that naive...we
were over night thrust into a way of living had not been seen or touched
by most in 60+ years...
We feel there was a reason...was it to show us a glimpse of our past? Maybe a glimpse into our future? Whatever the reason it was hard, but blessed...I am ever so grateful to have had that experience...One thing I loved was the simpleness of it all...there seemed to be more hours in the day, the reality of course is that days were not longer, we just did not have all the distractions that we have in 'modern' lives. There was no television to sit and watch, or computer to sit in front of for hours, we spent our time enjoying what God had given us...nature, time, each other, gardening, hiking and learning new skills. It was during this time that the words God had spoken to us so long ago "Be prepared, the time is nigh" came to life and began to take shape in our minds and lives....we came to understand what we were to do...its been an amazing journey thus far...hard, but amazing...Farm man and I are forever grateful for the journey, in spite of the many tears, wondering why us, and sometimes thinking we could not go on...We have learned that with Gods amazing strength we can do all things, through prayer we find a friend that never fails, through trials we grow, and through faith we have peace and when we fall short he gives us undying grace...Our life looks different to many out there, and there are some on the other side of the fence that will never understand how things like this can change you...and that's ok...someday we may all be faced with the challenges farm man and I have already experienced...it will make you bitter, or it will make you better...I have become a little bitter and a lot better...Through this amazing journey we had each other to live, love and laugh with and our Lord to lead, guide and sustain us...I can honestly say if and when things go awry we will be ok...We are grateful to have been able to go back and continue to live what might be future.