A blog post dedicated to farm moms everywhere in honor of Mother’s Day.
In case you forgot, today marks a very special day that honors all of our wonderful mothers. Yes, it’s Mother’s Day. When I think of this today, I cannot help but think of my own mother. Even my grandmothers, my aunts and other women who have all been major influences in my life. What do all these women have in common? They are all farm moms.
By growing up on a dairy farm, I quickly learned how much hard work and dedication it takes to be successful farmers. My parents worked their tails off day in and day out just to be sure enough money was rolling in to keep the farm afloat and provide for me and my two sisters. I cannot help but think and admire all the work my mom put in. (Yes, my dad did too; however it is MOTHER’S Day so moms gets the glory today. All of you dads out there, you will get your turn next month!)
Often times, the role of a farm mom gets overlooked. We tend to forget how much work our moms have to do as 1) a farmer’s wife and 2) a farm mom. They work hard. They put their heart and soul into everything they do. They seriously are the backbones of any farming operation. Farm moms are usually the ones who always hold the pieces together and the first ones to say “Everything is going to be all right.”
Let’s face it, our farm moms out there need some time in the spotlight. Well, here is their opportunity. As you read this post, I encourage you to think about the farm mom and/or moms in your life. Think about everything she has done for you while you were growing up and/or everything she continues to do for you. Farm moms are truly unique and one-of-a-kind because they truly wear so many hats. From raising the kids, to filling in for dad when needed, to some days spending time doing farm chores and other duties one the farm, our farm moms truly are rock stars. So, here is a tribute to all of you farm moms out there. It’s a poem that attempts to display just how special farm moms are and how many responsibilities they have. I hope you enjoy this, and I really hope you will share to show the world just how awesome our farm moms are.
A Tribute to Our Farm Moms
by Alison Bos, MyAGventures
A farm mom is not your ordinary mom;
She is one who works hard from dawn to dusk and dusk to dawn.
She is loving, caring and tough as nails;
And is even dad’s number one helper hauling hay bales.
If daddy gets sick and cannot do chores;
A farm mom is the first one out the door.
She keeps track of records and make sure everything is right;
To always ensure the future of our farm is bright.
A farm mom also cooks the most delicious meals;
Sometimes so good, we have to wonder if it is real.
She works in the garden, cleans the house and helps out with farm chores;
And of course always makes sure her kids are never bored.
She worries a lot and always makes daddy make her a deal,
That he will watch us carefully while he takes us working in the field.
A farm mom also tends to the sick animals we face;
She takes care of them with such compassion and grace.
If her children or husband are sick, hurt or not feeling swell,
Our farm mom will do whatever she can to make us well.
She hauls us to fairs, shows and maybe even rodeos;
And always make sure we are in presentable clothes.
She does the laundry and makes sure we always have everything we need;
And teaches us to never be disrespectful or show greed.
As we get older, we soon understand;
That to have a farm mom as a mom makes us the luckiest kids in the land.
A farm mom is the most unselfish woman we know;
Always putting her family and farm first before herself, don’t you know?
She can ease our worries and dry our tears.
And chase away our deepest fears.
As the days pass by and the years drag on,
A farm mom still continues to remain strong.
Through good times and bad,
She always stands firmly right beside dad.
Truth is, we need more moms like her;
Because a farm mom is a real treasure.
Farm moms, we can never say thanks enough;
As we know your lifestyle is extremely tough.
As a farm kid, there I one thing I can boldly say.
My farm mom will always brighten my day.
Next time you (farm mom) are feeling a little overwhelmed and distressed;
Please remember that as a farm mom, you truly are blessed.
Thank you farm moms for everything you do.
For being a great example and supporter, just to name a few.
Thank you to my farm mom for everything you have done;
As you have shown me how the game of life is won.
So to all you farm moms everywhere,
Please realize that there are truly none others that compare.
As I look to the future, I can clearly see,
A farm mom is exactly who I want to be.
Now if you are a farm boy, don’t shy away,
Because you know you want a farm mom as a wife someday.
Truth is, we truly cannot deny;
Farm moms are the best, and now you have an explanation why.
As you can see, our farm moms do A LOT. It is my true hope that this poem can serve as a reminder to our farm moms out there that they are so amazing. I encourage you to share this poem with that special farm mom in your life. I cannot fully describe the roles farm moms play in farms and farm families all over the world. They really are some of the strongest women out there.
When I reflect on my childhood, I really cannot see how my mom was able to do so much for my family and our farm. A typical day for her would be to wake up early, do chores, fix breakfast, get us to school, come home, clean house, do laundry, help my dad with any other tasks around the farm, pay bills, get us to any activities/events we needed to get to, do evening chores, fix supper, help us with our homework, and the list goes on and on. (Whew!!!!!) What is amazing about this? My mom never complained about her role. From what I understand, this is a common trait among farm moms everywhere.
Farm moms, I truly cannot say thank you enough. Your hard work and efforts truly are appreciated. Even though you may feel a little underappreciated at times, let it be known that we really do not know what we would do without you. Your role is respected. You deserve much more credit than you receive. Always remember that!
I also want to give a personal shout-out to my mother. She is my rock and the woman who has inspired me to be the woman I am today. I am so blessed to have her as a mother, and I thank God every day for her. In addition, thank you for my grandmothers and my aunts for also being a positive role model, as well as excellent examples of how a farm mom should be.
Happy Mother’s Day to every mother out there, especially to you farm moms. Enjoy your day, try not not work too hard, and take a moment to understand just how special you are.
Until next time, and God Bless You All!