我将为剩余的旅行保留想象的空间。我敬佩约翰在福音记录中的文字，他写道：“耶稣所行的神迹，还有许多其他的事。” （ Now there are also many other things that Jesus did. — John 21:25）。我深有同感。虽然我所行的事不可能象耶稣那样非凡，但耶稣给予了我一次在科罗拉多州不平凡的经历。事实证明，我是能够被塑造并成长的。感谢 你，耶稣。
One thing that stood out to me was that all the other WWOOFers before me, about seven in total, went home from their WWOOFing project before their actual departure date. Maybe the work was too much for them or they were too discouraged, but Kelly and the other older men and women in the area all shared the same sentiment: the younger generation knew less and less about hard work.
I met a man named Dick Jones, an incredibly funny and talkative old man. Probably around seventy, Dick told me about how he used to hire younger farm hands to help with harvests, but after a simple half hour of work, they ran out of juice.
During a conversation with Dick, Kelly, and me, Kelly lauded me that I was doing hard work and that I would be the first WWOOFer to stay the entire duration that I had stated. I was pretty proud at that point, but admittedly a few days prior to that, I had thought about leaving early too.
I did not want to deal with the boredom of a five day period without Kelly because that meant no building and no projects.
It was also after a day of hard work and mental discipline. I did not wear a hat, so when I was out in the sun with the flies and deer flies, my mind began to spin into anger and frustration. I had to screw in nails and move very heavy woodwork so afterwards I was exhausted.
I called it a day, went into the house, and began texting my sister about how I really wanted to go home. The pending boredom and the frustration of a day’s work was killing me, but my sister encouraged me to stay (also the $200 flight cancellation was too much haha).
It was through this trip that I learned blue collar workers have it very difficult. Not only is their pay low, but their work is both mental and physical, whereas white collar workers have mostly mental work. I grew a respect for the men that built things with their hands and at the same time I felt proud of myself of having proven to myself that I could last the entire four weeks and do hard work through a lot of it.
I will leave the rest of the trip up to the imagination. I really admire what John did in his Gospel, when he wrote “Now there are also many other things that Jesus did.” I share the same sentiment and even though I am in no way as extraordinary like Jesus, Jesus gave me an extraordinary journey in Colorado that I was able to grow and be shaped by. Thank you Jesus.