Have you ever had a moment when you are trying to get everything ready for a trip, the children situated, the chores all done and stress gets the best of you and you just sigh to yourself, “Is this really worth it?” I must admit I do before most of the trips I take.
Then you finally arrive at your destination and you see friends and acquaintances that you may have not seen in a year or more and have a great time catching up on each other’s lives. You attend the opening session and hear the organ playing, see all the state flags march in and listen to a wonderful rendition of the national anthem. You learn that Young Farmers & Ranchers you know made the top 10 in their competitive events, listen to the challenges and successes of our organization and industry over the last year, get motivated to be Farm Bureau proud and finally get to watch your state win the Pinnacle Award for the first time. And it is at those moments you realize that it is:
SO WORTH IT!
sarahdcarte is Sarah Carte of Florida, a wife, mother and fourth-generation farmer. She currently serves as vice-chair of the Florida Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee. Her Twitter name is @sarahdcarte and she’s also on Facebook (Sarah Dasher Carte)