We Are Stronger Than This
With the recent cancellation of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, I've watched many friends go through a series of emotions. Whether you were there to show livestock, rodeo, show horses, or sell merchandise - you took a huge hit. My heart is aching for each and every one of you.
As I watch the last 24 hours progress through my Facebook news feed, I have watched these reactions pivot. The initial, understandable anger has evolved to resilience, hopefulness, and togetherness. I have watched the livestock industry unite.
In agriculture, we face hardships every single day. Yet, we choose to live in the toughest industry on the planet. In this case, you've worked alongside your family for the last year to teach your children work ethic, responsibility and how to care for God's creatures. Now, we're learning that our vision of hard work paying off wasn't taking those animals across those green shavings in Houston or racing through the Reliant.
There are still many unanswered questions, many who don't know what next week holds, money left on the table and kids who won't feel the joy of that champion slap. It is hard to see the light right now. It is hard to see what's next.
Agriculture is a tough lifestyle. We don't live this way because we can't handle it and we keep going because at the end of the day, we know we will overcome these hardships. Keep going, keep fighting and stay tough. We got this