Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Grunt work



I have always loved (ok, my dad would disagree with that statement) at least in the last 10 years of my life, I have loved doing grunt jobs. Getting my hands dirty, doing things the slower way, etc. There is something to be said about pulling weeds (when the soil is a little damp), tilling up the garden with the shovel, hanging the laundry outside to dry in the sun, chopping wood (ok, I've only done this once, but I loved it), washing dishes by hand. It is refreshing, honest work that gives you time to think, sweat and enjoy the peaceful sounds of the outdoors. I love doing things that my kids can help with also, it gives them purpose and builds on our relationship as we work together.

We are at Koinonia Farm out here in Americus, GA. They have a beautiful balance of work, play, relationship, servanthood, and freedom. I LOVE it.

(Dad, all your hard work has instilled a love of the outdoors, gardening and plain old hard work in my heart- thank you! Mom, your many years of being an excellent example of good, hard housekeeping has given me a LOVE for keeping things beautiful and clean! Your work has paid off. Love you.)

3 comments:

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Great post! Thanks for the mention of Koinonia...It's great to have you folks with us for a few days.

Jerry
www.JourneyAmerica.Wordpress.com

Mom said...

Thank you, sweet daughter, for your acknowledging and honoring words of us, your parents. We are so proud of the woman of God that you are becoming.

I love you and miss you,

Mom

sneaux41 said...

OK, I am actually going to leave a comment on your blog Serenity! What you have described here is pure joy ... what I long for really. Thank you for sharing this with all of us who are back home working at computers feeling weary. It refreshes my soul just thinking about it! Love & miss you so - Shelly