My heart filled as the air rang with the giggles of our girls out on the farm. The menfolk sorted the flock and the girls and I watched and helped when we could. I am so thankful we can share this with our daughters.
Work in the adult world can seem abstract to little ones. Their parents go off to jobs that bring in income, but they often have little idea what it is. Today as we worked our sheep, I realized how exciting it is for Micaela and Adela. We included them in our labor and our dreams for the future.
I have always loved the idea of parents bringing their kids to work. There are definitely jobs out there that do not allow such a privilege for safety and various reasons. But, for the ones that do, it is so incredible to invite your children into your other world, showing them how you labor, who you help, and how your role is important. Soon our little ones grow big and then they realize something else. They realize how much we love them because we work this hard to provide for their lives.
Today I go to bed thankful that my children get to see and take part in the hard work and dreams of our family.
Probably one of my most precious blessings.
May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us— yes, establish the work of our hands.
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