We are excited to present another music video, this one produced in entirety by Andrea and Vanessa with some drone footage by Brandon. I think they did great for their first music video! Andrea loves making videos and has dreams of making short films. She made a few simple films and in the future I might post some on our YouTube channel.
The song “I Know that my Redeemer Liveth” is woven into our family’s story. Amanda chose it to be sung at her baptism service just over a year before she died. We remembered this when we were making funeral plans and subsequently we sang it at her burial. This song felt like Amanda’s testimony and the confidence of a risen Savior gives us assurance we’ll see Amanda again.
Another step in the Journey
Since Amanda died we used her room as a guest room but left most of her things in the room. Sometimes I would linger in the room and the memories of her would feel more fresh. It was always hard to think of cleaning out the room but we’re hosting a foreign exchange student the next several months and we decided it time to clean out her things.
What's Happening on the Homestead
Farm Shows are Back
The annual Ottawa Valley Farm Show, where we always display the equipment we build in our welding shop, has been cancelled thee years in a row due to the pandemic. This March was the first show since 2019 and we made it a family affair like usual. I was taken aback when I discovered the younger children don’t even remember what a farm show is!