"Many hands make light work" or so the saying goes anyway.
I'm not so sure that the work is light,
I think I like the saying in German better,
"Viele Hande machen bald ein Ende"
(Lots of hands achieve a quick end).
What I do know though is that it is a lot more fun to work together
than to work all alone as we are finding out these days here in Texas.
Whether helping to polish and then install the concrete counter tops in the kitchen...
or picking up trash on the property with Mimi,
we don't have to work alone and that just makes it fun.
Everyone lends a hand,
from the very youngest...
Our muscles are sore at night
and we have the bruises, scratches and scrapes to show for it,
but we also have a great sense of accomplishment at the end of each day.
And to be honest,
as Dave and I reflected tonight,
being able to work hard is a gift
and for that we are thankful!
Being able to work hard with three generations of our family
is also a gift for which we are thankful,
and when the work is done for the day
there is always that lovely porch to sit on
and read some stories to those hard-working grandchildren.