We try to keep our kids busy helping with our businesses, with their own projects, with extra chores and home improvement needs, and of course, with regular jobs that need to be done around the house. In fact, I’m realizing now that I wrote about this very thing, just last Gratituesday. Funny that I would write about that, then need to rely on the boys triple time beginning that very night.
Yep, that’s the night Matt put nails through his foot. With Matt laid up, the boys had to step it up even more than usual.
It was a blessing in disguise as suddenly the boys were thrown into learning to do Matt had planned to do. Asa (our 16 year old) got to do some of the more difficult jobs since he is a licensed driver. Matt sent him over to our rental properties with instructions to do some work he’d never experienced before. Asa passed with flying colors, and was then put on a job in our bathroom at home. He rocked it, and how about that, he now knows new skills!
In the meantime, our other boys were kept busy running around the house helping take care of Matt’s foot, and in general, being Matt’s feet.
All that to say, we’re so thankful for how the boys stepped it up last week to make up for Matt’s lack of ability to walk and work. It was especially helpful that Asa is a driver. I’m not sure what I would have done without him. (Poor Matt. It’s hard to drive with nail holes in your right foot.)
Malachi was given the job of arranging the fruit in a bowl.
This is actually one of the regular jobs I give him when we get home from shopping.
But this week, he decided to make the fruit bowl look extra special.
God can make good come from anything. Our week was challenging last week, for sure. But what a blessing that our boys learned more about responsibility and hard work. Way to go, Boys! And praise God for His blessings at all times.
Now your turn. Share what you’re thankful for! Leave a comment on this post letting us know how God is working in your life. If you’ve written a blog post about what you’re thankful for, leave the link in the comments so we can visit your blog to read about it. We love sharing and reading about God’s blessings!
I’m grateful for Nehemiah’s example in prayer. I am inspired too to dream big, pray, ask and try! http://www.maidservantsofchrist.com/detail.asp?DetailID=401&Return=/
Sandra @ Sandra's Ark says
Your boys are great, and I hope Matt’s foot is well recovered now. It is good to be able to say we are proud of our children for how they can step up to things.
I’m thankful that God knew the desire of my heart and granted it
Sounds like they have been a huge help!
Mine is growing up, too …
I’m thankful knowing God is always here, caring for us! http://www.adelightfulglow.com/2014/05/mess-ah-mess-five-minute-friday/
Seems like we can always find good things even when we hit bumps and face accidents!
Dear Laura. I am so thankful today that God’s hands are covering our dear child as they go through one health crisis after another. Each test is coming back negative and we’re getting closer to an answer. I am so thankful for doctors that want and love to help others. I would love to be my child’s mama physician but this situation is in God’s hands. The abilities that God have given me as mother are at my limits and God is needed. Laura, you bless me each day with your funny humor and your “digital” support for we mama’s. Blessings to you. I pray that God will keep infection away from Matt’s foot. Blessings and a “BRAVO” to your dear sons. I hope that they know that what they have done for Matt and you is eternal.