My parents have a farm and throughout the year I get to watch the ground grow from the hard work and love that has been planted into it. The work begins in the fall where they plow the old ground under and unearth the new soil. The snow comes and hides the work, but once spring comes the tractors and their hardworking drivers are back out in the field plowing more, planting tiny seeds, and moving water in hopes to see tiny little sprouts of green breaking through the clumps of earth. It's a beautiful sight driving through the farming community that is broke into perfect square grids of orchard trees of cherries and apples, and fields of alfalfa, grass, and oats.
I always admired watching the oats and the changes it makes in its growth to maturity. It starts green and changes into a beautiful golden color and its stems become stronger to hold the grain. It waves its beauty in the lightest of wind, but if the oats become too heavy with grain seeds the wind can be damaging blowing it to the ground.
It reminds me of life, really. We grow, and through our lives happiness and trials we become stronger able to hold weight that we otherwise wouldn't have been able to before. The seeds we attain are from each new goal reached, each new sadness overcome, each time our confidence rises and our bravery performs. Our golden colors begins to shine as we mature and realize that the beauty we have attained is truly a reflection of our 'strong stems' we have developed to hold the seeds we have earned up high. And sometimes just sometimes we are blown over by the worldly scares, trials, hardship, and stresses of this earth, but luckily we know that with each new minute, new hour, new day. new month, and new season we are given the chance regain ourselves and grow again.
I had teamed up with the cutest shop Darling and Bandit for an Instagram giveaway, and I just had to share some of the images. the giveaway is unfortunately closed, but I would still recommend checking out their amazing shop!
Shirts: Darling and Bandit, also love this and this for a girl
Overalls: Zara on sale!!
Coopers Pants: sold out but similar style here Zara. I buy them smaller so they look more like tight long shorts rather than trousers-the elastic waist helps fit around the waist. Cooper is in size 12-18 month, he usually wears a size 3T in Gap.
Shoes: Wolfie and Willow