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Harvest: Don't forget to kiss the cook

Dedicated to all of the wives at harvest time.

I spent an evening in Kayla Parkey's kitchen as she prepared supper for her husband Ricky and her son Josh and another employee. As she browned sausage and fried potatoes, she talked to me about her life as a farmwife and what taking meals to the field means to her. 

"You see them work so hard all year and then you drive up in the field and there's my husband and my son. And getting to see them pull in what they've worked so hard for and… I just can't explain it. It just brings that God is faithful.

"You want to experience God? Take a meal to the field. Because the sunsets and the quietness and seeing them bringing in what they've worked so hard for, it kind of parallels our lives, the seasons you go through."

She continues, "It's just so special and not everybody gets it. It's not something everybody gets to see, and probably not everybody feels that way. I probably didn't always feel that way. But the older I get, it makes me so incredibly thankful, especially when you've got a husband and son out there, it's very rewarding."

To read more of Kayla Parkey's story, see Bringing in the harvest.

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