hard work

‘We stopped to watch the construction crew. ‘Wow, what a COOL job!’ They screamed for joy. I pray they never put down others, and always see the value in hard work.’: Parents teach kids all jobs are ‘extremely valuable’

“As the cement mixed, we talked about how important this job is. ‘Almost every building, sidewalk, or road is made of cement. Without strong foundations, things fall or fail.’ I don’t know what they’ll grow up to be, but my prayer is they love the work they do. And I pray they do it with great pride and care.”

‘Drugs, alcohol, depression, lust… you name it. We were a train wreck waiting to happen! To say it was a bumpy road would be an understatement.’: Couple overcome substance abuse, now have 10 children

“I flagged him down and begged him to get out of the car. He could barely talk. He didn’t make sense. What if he had made it onto the main road? I sat out on the back swing, contemplating what I would say to him. How would I say it? Would I leave? Would he ever change?”

‘Every time Rich comes to deliver, I am in my best clothes. As his eyes climbed up, he stopped briefly at my chest and looked away.’: Mom suffers hilarious wardrobe malfunction during delivery, ‘There were two dark dots staring at him’

“I heard a knock, and I knew it was Rich. My beloved. Bringer of dreams. Rich gave me his million dollar smile then the color drained from his face. I shut the door, go to the mirror to check out the damage. There were two dark dots staring at him.”

‘Today my husband to let a few of his best guys go. There’s only so much distance you can put between yourself and another person in his line of work.’: Couple says pandemic ‘has shown us how much we take for granted’

“My husband is considered essential and is still able to work. Everyone at his job is basically walking on eggshells. It’s hard not to worry about him being exposed and bringing the virus home to us. There’s only so much distance you can put between yourself and another person in his line of work.”

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