A couple weeks back over 20 tractors gathered for a procession to pay our respects to my farmer friend. We started at his house and made our way to the store a few miles up the road where he was a regular customer for many years.
It truly was one of the most touching events I have ever been involved in!
I had all intentions to let someone else drive our tractor. The kids and I planned on riding our 4- wheeler once we made our way down to his house. However, everything changed when I jumped on the tractor to drive it to his house. Immediately I found myself overwhelmed with emotion! Just a moment later I drove past my neighbor’s place where she was watching me out her front door. She sent me off with a wave, a smile, and she even blew a kiss my way. The tears flooded my eyes. I stopped the tractor and told Maine Man he had to go back home and fetch another tractor because there was no way I was going to drive anything but. He went back and grabbed the International……God love him!
With very little coordination efforts the tractors pulled in his yard one after another. It was heartwarming to see his farming friends from near and away gather……
There is no doubt that he was smiling from above!
(Picture credit goes to his niece, DH. Thanks for sharing!)