Yes, I know you are wondering if you'll ever make a real difference in the world. I'm here to tell you, yes. You can weather the Dust Storms of life!
Dear Younger Self,
Yes, I know it's hard. I know you are exhausted. I know you are wondering if you will ever get a full night's sleep or a minute to think. I know you are wondering if you'll ever make a real difference in the world. I'm here to tell you, yes. You can do this hard thing. You are making a big difference. You're children will thank you for making them do things they don't want to do and for teaching them self-discipline and respect. Your husband will treasure you all the more for the stretch-marks, extra fluff, and laugh-lines. Your neighbors will stop you in the store and tell you how they've watched and admired you. ...and every so often, a stranger will contact you and ask you to share your Faith...
Dear Future Self,
Let me post things here I want you to remember for when you have grandchildren. These are wonderful ideas and you will want to make these things for them and read those books to them. I told you it would happen some day and here I sit, in Faith that those memories will come.
The legacy of the Midwest is passed down the generations through local activities and functions. The historical significance, along with the realities of life on the prairie carry a message of simplified living that can be applied anywhere. Whether you're a new mom or a seasoned grandmother, you will find ideas and resources to empower your family to enjoy their blessings through the Dust Storms of life.
Some of the things you can expect here are:
Territory of Cimarron, now the Panhandle of Okla. It was settled in the early 1800s by cattle ranchers, many of them squatters. To protect their claims they attempted, in 1887, to create a separate territorial government at Beaver, Okla. After subsequent efforts toward this end failed in the U.S. Congress, Cimarron became part of the Oklahoma Territory in 1890. ~Encyclopedia.com