last night when the dodge ram's farmers commercial came on... i instantly connected and could relate to every aspect of the storyline because that's where i am from - where i grew up.
if you've ever heard jason aldean's song, fly over states, it describes it perfectly: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6OEPp3PSPA
within just a few minutes of airing, people from home were blowing up facebook about how much they loved seeing a tribute to farmers- something that is hardly ever done in our country...
then my brother, alex, sent me a text reminding me about our grandfathers, who were both farmers, and how the poem was read at their funerals...
to some people in america, this was probably just another commercial ... but to me, it meant so, so much to see such a tribute to those i love- those that spent their lives doing what they loved - working hard.
ironically, today is the 4 year anniversary of losing my grandpa charlie - my dad's father. he lived until he was 95 years old and was the patriarch of our family ~ he was a man of strength, faith, love, and was a proud farmer.
|the art on the wall above us is a painting of my grandparent's farmhouse in minster, ohio|