Moments of Wonderful

…rather than a lifetime of nothing special. A diabetes blog.

Moments of Wonderful - …rather than a lifetime of nothing special. A diabetes blog.

I am a farmer

(I apologize in advance if this post doesn’t make any sense. After three weeks, I am a bit out of practice.)

When I was in graduate school preparing for the job I do now, one of my professors likened our profession to being a farmer. It’s not a perfect analogy, but it goes something like this:

A farmer works hard every day. There are always things to do – cows to be milked, fences to be fixed, and other farming things (I really have no idea – I’m a city girl!).

However there are times of the year when the same farmer works extra hard – sun up to sun down – when the crops need to be planted or when it’s time to bring the harvest in.

My professor was encouraging us to recognize and appreciate the ‘slow’ times to make it easier to get through the harvest season.

I just finished a harvest.

I love my job – there are days that I can’t believe I get paid for what I do. But these past three weeks, I have never worked so hard.

I was exhausted – physically, mentally, emotionally, and spritually. In fact, on Saturday afternoon I actually twitteredI love my job I really do, but I am completely exhausted. spent. i have nothing left to give.”

On Sunday night – everything changed. A local church was having a night of worship. They meet in a local community theater and the place was packed. I had to stand in the back, but it was so encouraging to at times just be silent and listen to everyone worshipping together. Even the verses that one of the pastors shared were exactly what I needed to hear. The passage was a reminder of how I need to remember to put the needs of others above myself and that my character should be like Jesus who could have had everything but came to earth as nothing.

Who am I to complain about a tough day or a tough week? My schedule hasn’t really changed. I worked over a 12 hour day today, but it helps to refocus on the purpose of it all.

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  • Hannah says:


    Your post has definitely reminded me of this passage as well… the reward part


    p.s) I apologise… when i saw your post title… i was thinking about facebook’s farmtown/farmville…

    September 9, 2009 at 3:03 am
  • jaimie says:

    I hear ya…funny how it always works that way…when you need to hear something the verse always tends to be there to listen to…love it!

    September 9, 2009 at 9:51 am
  • Scott K. Johnson says:

    Great post Sara.

    Funny how a slight change in perspective can fill you with the energy you need to keep serving. You are awesome!

    September 9, 2009 at 9:54 am
  • karena says:

    Way to plow the field! And the produce is so very admirable. Glad you’ve returned, and thanks for the beautiful thought 🙂

    September 9, 2009 at 11:50 am
  • Jenny S. says:

    Happy to see this post. So many ppl I know on twitter who ‘should’ be very happy and feel blessed, well, many times they seem to just complain. It’s quite true to get these ‘lightbulb’ moments and remember how blessed we really are.

    September 9, 2009 at 12:07 pm
  • Sara says:

    Hannah – I am a Farmville farmer too 😉

    September 9, 2009 at 3:50 pm
  • Hannah says:

    Sara… we gotta be neighbours then!! although i’m not a really good farmer in there =P

    September 9, 2009 at 10:57 pm
  • Glenda says:

    Thanks for such an inspiring post. I needed it!

    September 9, 2009 at 11:04 pm
  • karena says:

    Darn it all, I’m doing the myfarm on fb. Should I upgrade?!?

    September 10, 2009 at 12:16 am
  • Cherise says:

    Sometimes we need to be reminded about the blessings we have in life.

    September 10, 2009 at 11:17 pm
  • Dawna says:

    I was thinking the same as Hannah. But, when I got here, wow, that is something I needed to hear myself.

    I hope you have more blessings.

    September 12, 2009 at 8:53 am
  • Luther Queros says:

    Farmville Secrets Guide: insider secrets to the farmville facebook game. Dominate legally, faster! : farm ville

    September 27, 2010 at 1:49 pm

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