From city to farm...
When I first arrived to Pennsylvania I started my job search through 'Care.com'. Little did I know the first family I connected with would be a family I cherish forever. Brindsay was a stay at home mom of two, Avalyn (2) and Daphne (1) at the time. Her husband proudly serves in the military and as a local state trooper. This meant he wasn't around all the time leaving Brindsay with a lot to take care of. Mom and the girls were so welcoming and kind, it was my pleasure to help out.
During our time together I KNEW Altoona was not the place for them. Brindsay would tell me her goals and dreams of farm to table food, crafts and educating her girls at a young age. I would always say, "someday you need to just live on a big farm"... and then that day came. After a few years of working together the Rehm's moved to a farm in Johnstown, PA.
I was so excited to visit their new home and see the girls in their true element. Somewhere they could run wild and experience life to the fullest. The corner of 25th in Altoona wasn't exactly the place to do that.
Over the summer I was invited to stay the night. I was so excited to catch up since it had been a few months. I was blown away by the property... Dogs, goats, chickens, horses, sheep, barn cats and a few pigs. The girls were scared of NOTHING, covered in dirt and smiling bigger than I ever had seen. Avalyn and Daphne were very excited to introduce me to their new animals and pets, take me for a swim and play in the sun. The next morning we enjoyed a farm to table breakfast and that's when I knew they were exactly where they needed to be.
I am so proud of everything the Rehm's have accomplished. A new home, new goals and happy girls. Brindsay is now in the process of starting a 'farm fresh, farm decor and crafts' business called Full on Farm Girls.
I have avoided writing blogs for a very long time. I lack confidence in my spelling and grammar abilities. But here goes nothing.