Friday, June 29, 2007

Encouraging Servants

My goal after trying to be a good wife is to train our daughters to be good, well rounded, skilled wives one day. If God does not bring them a husband, they will be well equipped to serve in however God calls them.

Because I want my girls to be LADIES, and not WOMEN, I sometimes worry about them working such hard work with their dad. They can just about outwork most boys we know their age. Having them work construction is not 'my' ideal work for young ladies. Then I have to be reminded that THIS is where we are right now in life. We cannot afford to hire out, and if we could, would we? This is our FAMILY business and we work together and we share the benefits together. $$$ :o)

These girls have the PRIVILEGE of being with their dad most of the day EVERY day. They know each other so well that they can hand him something before he even ask for it. What a blessing to him and FOR THEM!

Not only can these girls do construction, but they can cook, quilt, sew, play piano, can fruits and vegetables, care for babies, etc... They will make great wives one day, hopefully at their husband's side as he operates his own business, and training their children how to work and play together for the common cause of the Kingdom! If God calls them to farm life, missionary life, or political life we want them to be ready, ready to serve. So God is causing *me* to get over what I think a lady looks like, and be thankful that they have servant hearts.

Emma and Dad

Olivia switching the cords around.

Emma holding a bracket for Dad...he couldn't do this without her.

Olivia...gonna haul some dirt.
It's a dirty job, but someone needs to do it. :o)

Emma helping dad dig out the holes for the post.
Do you know what happens to the ground when you are in a stage 3 drought?
Just ask Emma.



bran said...

Hi Kathy,

Do you remember Brandy from the keepers at home meetings? I just discovered your blog and am loving it.
I wanted to say that this construction stuff may prove to be one of the most helpful things to becoming a help meet. I helped my dh fix the garage door today. I am so ill-equipped to be much help, but he expects me to try and at least hand him tools and provide company and moral support. Actually knowing how to do something useful would be a fabulous skill to most men. (Most of which are growing up today not knowing how to do any of this stuff. )

Kathy, Jeff's wife said...

Hi Brandy! Yes, I DO remember you! Thank you for your kind words, and you are right. I know so little when it comes to actual repair kind of stuff, my girls know more than I do.

Thank you again for commenting.

Anonymous said...

I am so thrilled to find out that you and your family are in Blount County Al ! ( I lived there for years) I have just this morning come across your blog and I could almost cry to see that other families are teaching their young ladies to be ladies and rasing the boys to be real men. My parents have a need for some new additions to a home they are buying in Hayden Al, and I wondered if your family does that type of work. I am sorry I have not read the whole blog to see but I gathered your family does construction type work from this post. God Bless you dear and kindred spirit !

Kathy, Jeff's wife said...

Yes we do home maintenance type and home construction type of work.

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