In The Family
David was like many other farmers. The land had been handed down through the generations with many people in his family having tended to the ground over the years. It seemed as though it was a family tradition to run the farm. That was until one of David’s ancestors decided they wanted to sell the 80-acre farm and leave David and the others with nothing. It was devastating news.
Wanting It Back
Almost as soon as the land was sold, David and his father decided they wanted to get the farm back. After all, so many of their ancestors before them had spent their entire lives working the land, and they wanted it to stay that way. They waited and waited until one day, the land was back up for sale. However, it was a part of an auction, meaning they would have to outbid everyone else who wanted the farm.
The day of the auction soon came around, and David headed off to the event with his father. Although they had saved up all the money they could find, the pair knew there was no way they would have enough money to win it back. There were over 200 farmers hoping to bid, but something incredible happened. The farm was called out, David placed his bid, and everyone else stayed silent.
A Monumental Day
It turned out that all the other farmers had agreed to stay quiet so that David could win back the family farm. The auctioneer apparently tried to get others to bid, but no one was budging. The gavel finally fell. David confessed he has only had two humbling days in his life. The first was the day his son was born, and the second was the day everyone at the auction house helped his dreams to come true.
While it can sometimes feel as though the world is against us, sometimes it just takes a little compassion from others to make our dreams come true. That’s all it took for David and his family to finally win back their farm.