by Dion Byrd
I and my wife have recently purchased a very old farmhouse and 20 acres of land for a very reasonable price.
I just want to tell you that I am so very excited about this. We have two daughters ages 15 and 19 and I am a offshore oilfield worker and I am working in Brazil very far away from my home in Mississippi. I am doing this just to get my girls through college.
I have been working out here for 20 years. I am tired of being away from home. So we're going to sell our fancy house as soon as the youngest is out of college. We built that house new in 1995 and we will surely have a broken heart to sell it because there are so many great memories there. I think my baby girl will be the saddest.
But friend, I am tired. Yes the money I make here is very very good. But I am here to tell you money can't buy happiness.
My wife is so excited about moving out to our homestead. She loves our house also, and it is rural but not as rural as the cabin. Plus I owe a lot more on it. Even if I didn't, I still think I would sell it instead of the old farmstead.
There is something about not having any neighbors and all of that peacefulness that is pulling me.
I have 4 more years left here and I am hanging up my hard hat for good. Please pray for me that this all works out. I will have to continue working but by the grace of God I will lay my head on my own pillow right by my beautiful wife every night for the rest of my life.
There is so much more I would like to tell someone about my plans but I know this is not the place for it. Email me one day. I really enjoy your reading; maybe one day I can meet you.
God Bless you