Tuesday, December 02, 2008
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.)