We are on a journey, sojourners on this earth. Let us share with you the highs and lows of our lives. Heaven is a sweeter place now that we have two beautiful granddaughters waiting there for us.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Working Together

 "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...
 to the oldest and everyone in between.
We can all pick up sticks,
the sizes just change!
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.

1 comment:

Anneliese said...

I'm finally catching up with what you are doing! And it looks like you are keeping more than busy! What a great feeling to be able to help out and to make work like play when you are with grands.