Friday, April 29, 2011

Work Hard for Me

We are trying hard to establish deep-rooted work ethics in our children.  We teach them that anything in life worth doing takes sacrifice, dedication and yes, a lot of hard work.  On our journey we have had many teachable opportunities to demonstrate this for our little ones.  Although, each new day brings with it it's own set of challenges, we know that all of this is for a greater purpose.  

Often we will gather together before daddy leaves for work and pray for God
to help us work hard throughout our day. 
 We pray for strength, peace, joy and the ability to see every blessing that each day holds for us. 
(They are easy to miss if your not looking for them.)  

At the end of most days daddy will ask them, "What was your favorite thing that you did today?  What didn't go so well? and "Did you work hard today?"
Each one takes their turn telling him about their day, sharing the good and the bad!  They love this time with their daddy and it also helps to serve as a reminder during their day that they need to work hard!



Many times throughout my day a little one will tug at me and ask, "Mama where's daddy?"
I'll remind her that he is at work and then this sweet little voice will say,
  "Is he working hard for me?" 



Even if today gets hard and frustrating at times I will find the strength to keep going because if that sweet little voice should happen to ask, "Did you work hard for me?"..... I want my answer to always be, "YES!"


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