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thankful for teenage boys

When people find out that we have 6 children and that 4 of those are boys and 3 of those 4 boys are teenage boys, we often get a wide range of comments. Most of them are not very honoring to my boys. Yes, boys have lots of energy and because of that they eat …. a lot. But all that eating is for a purpose. Its building really strong bodies. Bodies that are used to bless their family and others around the community.

Bodies that can dig huge holes like this…

…in order to help find the pipe that has busted under ground. Bodies that are strong enough (and willing enough) to work on this project after putting in a long day working for someone else.

After several house the pipe was found.

 Not to be left out of the fun my pre teens filled back in the holes.

 Second pipe that busted this one was much easier to find.

 Third busted pipe…again easier to find than the first. But more difficult to fix as we found out this morning when our side yard was flooded.

It wasn’t all work and no play. Benjamin “wallowed like a pig” (his words not mine) and the others had a short lived mud fight.

We all took advantage of the opportunity to learn how to plug a pipe that seems to not go anywhere.

Working well past sunset in order to get the water back on.
I am so very, very thankful for my children. I’m thankful to my husband for being willing to teach them skills when it really would have been easier to just do the job himself. I’m thankful to the Lord for putting it in our hearts to teach our children to work together as a team to serve their family.
Please don’t misunderstand this post, there is plenty of fussing and complaining and laziness that goes on in our family. But when it really matters, my teenager boys can always be counted on to help with the job no matter how unpleasant just because the job needs to be done. And for that I’m very very thankful.
So next time someone says, “I bet those boys eat you out of house and home.” I’m going to let them know just how thankful I am for these blessings from the Lord.

Thanks for sharing with your friends!


Thursday 26th of July 2012

Sure hope you have all the leaks fixed. We had a water leak under our house several years ago and what a mess it was. Pat and Jonathan had to dig trenches in order to drain the water before we could even begin thinking about repairs.

I love how the kids took advantage of all the water and mud to have a little fun.

Rachel E.

Thursday 26th of July 2012

I think you ought to be proud of them. I am sure you are. Who cares if they eat you out of house and's good food. You grew it. (I'm not sure where I am going with that.) Glad you have water again.


Wednesday 25th of July 2012

They are great boys. Such great examples to others!! Christy