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The Roots of my life go back as far as my Great Grandfather.  Gardening is a gene that has been passed down in my family from generation to generation.  It serves as a metaphor for life.  Deep strong roots keep you firmly grounded in tradition, passion and happiness!

For years, I have served as a helpful role to those seeking inspiration, help, or advice. In 2020,  I finally decided to own that role and be intentional about it. I started writing about my passions, my thoughts, and curious wonderings about our society. I founded A farm girls life! with a mission to give others a taste of what goes on in my mind, and it has been a wild success ever since.

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Here She Is!

๐Ÿ’“ Hey there my friend's! Sorry for not blogging in a while! Life has been a little crazy here! My daughter had her baby, finally! Jaylyn Ranea Cain is here to bless us with her presence! She was 7 lb 12 oz.

I had forgotten how different little girls are from little boys! Jalyn is so quiet! Even when she cries! Only once have I heard her get really mad. Then she had a little volume but compared to the boys, wow what a difference. So we kind of have a tradition in our family. My Mother was a seamstress and she made beautiful things! When new babies were born into the family ๐Ÿ‘ช she would always make them a baby blanket! I vividly remember standing outside the US Embassy waiting with other adoptive parents for our turn. It was chilly that day and we had Sammy all wrapped up in the quilt my Mother had made for her. We got alot of compliments on the quilt and we were really glad that we had brought it with us. It was September and 100 % at home but it had been snowing in Russia! To honor that tradition I decided to crochet Jalyn a baby blanket! ๐Ÿ‘ถ My love affair with crocheting has been an on again off again affair. I am pretty much self taught and my earlier attempts at afgan making have been uneven and they have come apart in the washer. I didn't know how to tuck my ends.

This time however was charm! First I made her one that had shades of green in it. I managed to keep that one straight and even edge it! Once I was done I didn't know what to do with my hands. So I found some pretty baby soft yarn in pink, green and white. I made a smaller one this time and it turned out perfect! Now I'm hooked! (No pun intended!) So I started another one, the one you see in the picture! This time I used yarn I had and I edged it in pink camo!

This one I worked on at the hospital while waiting for Jaylyn to be born. The Doctor admitted Sam to the hospital at 7:00 pm on Monday evening. They induced her and she started to have contractions right away! She wasn't dilated though and it took her until 3:45 pm on Tuesday afternoon before Jaylyn made her way into this world! She is beautiful! They are beautiful!

As most of you know I had 2 Ectopics early on in our marriage! My children are adopted so going through this whole experience with Samantha has been a big deal to me! I got to see her on the ultrasounds, hear her heart beat ๐Ÿ’“and watch her move in her Mommy's tummy! I 'm so glad they changed their Covid rules at the hospital and allowed 2 of us to be there with Sam and not just one! Gus would have just been out of luck! Just kidding! It would have been Gus who would have been with her! Anyway we didn't have to choose and I am so happy for that! In the first place it is hard to watch your baby in so much pain! We finally got her an epideral! Things went much smoother after that. I got to watch a miracle! I got to see my Grandbaby come into this world! It was amazing! I cried, Gus cried, Jaylyn cried!

Twenty four hours later they were on their way home ๐Ÿก! Since then, while Gus is at work Sammy and Jaylyn have been hanging out at our house ๐Ÿ ! It's such a hardship having to sit and rock my brand new Granddaughter! Again just kidding! I am so blessed! Talk to you later! Farm Girl

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