For me, there had always been a temptation to move to greener grass. More money, a better job, a bigger house. But that bigger house came with increased financial stress, which led to me working more, my wife worrying about paying bills, and my children having less of both parents. So the greener grass that was supposed to bring more joy actually cost us more than just money. When we decided that we couldn’t go on this way, when we began to wonder if there could be a different way to raise our children and live the life we had been given, we moved to the country.

We quickly found that it was just as easy to fill our lives with busyness in a rural community.