Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Hard Work

Happy Wednesday to you! Today is going to be a scorcher, so we are all headed to the pool this morning. Actually, I will walk at 7:30, then head to the quilt store in town to get some more fabric and then hit the pool. I am hoping to pin the quilt and back today-we'll see. Our oldest daughter Carrie and her hubby and family are installing Hickory Floors throughout their home. Carrie and Kim both grew up being involved in what ever project hubby and I were working on~it might have been painting, landscaping, remodeling etc. WE always loved having their help. It is a joy to see that trait passed on to our grands. Here are our oldest granddaughters both working together to help lay the floor. Last Saturday both families got to work helping; it is such a joy for hubby and I to see. Those that weren't working on the floor were helping with dinner.

So many children today don't know the value of hard work or the satisfaction that comes from a job well done. I am thankful that I can honestly say all of our grands are learning these lessons and are also saving the money they earn for their future. Our oldest grandson, age 16, has been working since last year doing lawn jobs. He is saving his money for a car, car insurance and finally a house. At 16, both hubby and I were not thinking about the future and saving for it-we were just having fun!
I hate to admit it, but I didn't have a good work ethic; I worked at a part time job throughout high school, but didn't have to do much at home.  I regret not learning some of the lessons from my mom-like cooking her favorite dishes etc.  I tried to instill the value of helping out whenever possible; thankfully our daughters are simply amazing and so hard working.  They truly take after my hubby more than me and I'm glad about that.
Hope you have an amazing day!


  1. Noreen, Thank you for raising your children with good work ethics. That is a great thing in life. My daughters all have great work ethics...their children are workers . I think if every kid has at least home chores, it helps them learn the value of what's important. Things worth having are worth the work. Blessings stay cool, xoxo, Susie

  2. We know you have passed on MANY valuable lessons to your grands!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  3. The floors are beautiful! Would love to do the same is great to involve everyone in helping isn't it. Hey, friend, I am having a surgical excision tomorrow b/c melanoma was found on my back....shallow so that is good, but your prayers are appreciates. Wrote about it today. Hugs and thanks for praying and coming by my blog for a visit. Hope you are doing well.

  4. I agree, it's sad, but true. I'm glad your grandkids are afraid of a little work!

  5. You are so right, bet your Grans will grow up having a great work ethic. Good for them! Pretty floor!


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