March 2014: The Children Are Tender

Caregiving, teaching little kids to read, and riding in the pickup with Farmer John; I tweet, pin, and blog, from my home in rural Kansas. If you've landed here looking for information about my books, visit my author's page by clicking this link: A. Born. Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Family Work Day

When the mailman tripped over a cracked section of our 45-year-old sidewalk, our son-in-law rounded up his crew and in about 6 hours pulled up the old pavers, dug out a carefully measured bed for a new path, and put new stones in place.  Farmer John pitched in by hauling nearly a ton of sand to the worksite and using the tractor and loader to move the old pavers to a location where I won't have to look at them anymore.

The new pavers belonged to our son who had stored them in our garage.  "Feel free to use them," he said, "I moved out of the house where I'd planned to use them a couple of years ago!"

We had a lovely family day.  It was wonderful seeing my daughter and her family working together and I had fun making breakfast and lunch for us all with my best helper, Isaac, age 2.

The blessings of family are one of life's greatest joys. Our son-in-law's selfless labor, those precious grandboys manfully shoveling away with only a little bit of grateful for these precious people.
Upper right: old sidewalk, lower left, finished project not looking as pretty in this photo as in real life.  This was a beautiful gift of time and a labor of love from our daughter, son-in-law, and grandboys.

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