There are some general meanings behind the name...like that he was raised on a farm and that it is in his blood regardless of is "desk job" now. Those are the obvious. But what you don't know about is my absolute love and fascination with all things Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Aside from the fact that Laura and I share the same middle name…Laura Elizabeth Ingalls Wilder is the magnificent author of The Little House on the Prairie books. I have owned this set of books since I was a little girl. I remember them being read to me by my second grade teacher and I fell deeply in LOVE with them. I still am today as a matter of fact. I absolutely can NOT wait to read them to Q-Tip. Laura's tails of growing up on the prairie and hearing the war cries of Indians in the dead of night STILL leave me on the edge of my seat today even after reading the stories countless times. And I never fail to feel the sense of sadness as Laura and her family stand in the doorway of their little house watching the trail of sad Indians leaving their homeland. Book after book, story after story I remained hooked until the end. But the part that lights me up the most is when Laura meets her Farmer Boy...Almonzo Wilder. Almonzo has an entire book in the series entitled nothing but..."Farmer Boy"...that talks about his childhood and how he grew up so that you have a little background on him before he shows up during "The Long Winter" and saves the entire town from hunger and starvation. But most importantly, saves Laura's family first. He was undoubtedly her knight in shining armor.
This is a picture of Almonzo...wasn't he something?
So this, my friends is the partial reason I refer to my love as my Farmer Boy. He is my knight...he is my friend...he is my love. He is my Almonzo and I am his Laura. And he has a farmer’s heart...which melts mine. And I guess we can throw in that he was raised on a farm and rode on tractors before he could walk. And if he didn't have a job that was directly involved with agriculture I would fear for his soul.
So as you can see...I am a total sucker for a love story...I guess it's because I am in love!
This is a picture of Laura and Almonzo
Don't you just love that hat?
And this is a picture of me and my Farmer Boy standing on the front porch of our first "little house" on the (not so much) prairie in North Carolina.