My Family

"Life will knock you down. You can choose to stand up again."

Wednesday, February 4, 2015


Last night, I went to these boys' bedrooms with the sole purpose of telling them that I am proud of them. I am. I am so proud of these boys. We expect a lot of our children. They work hard. They have responsibilities. They are held accountable for them. They are not paid an allowance. They do their own laundry, iron their own church clothes, empty the dishwasher, fill the dishwasher, clean their rooms, etc. They work hard at home. They also have their school work. And, currently Jackson is working on wrestling. I went down to Jackson's room last night to tell him goodnight. He was folding his laundry and putting it away. I noticed a sign that he made and posted on his wall. It simply said, "I will wrestle varsity. I will be a wrestler." Jackson has never wrestled. Josh is his coach at Central Davis Junior High. They have been conditioning for the last week and a half as a team. Jackson is working hard. Very, very hard. He needs to learn how to wrestle. And, I know that he will because he has goals and he works hard to accomplish them. Braxton works hard in very different ways. He helps around the house above and beyond his responsibilities. He helps without being asked. He works hard to make good choices. He works hard to be happy. Sometimes, that takes work for all of us. My boys, all of them, have been through A LOT. Like, a whole lot. Despite that, or perhaps because of that, they come out on top always. By that, I mean that they work hard to make good choices and to do what is right. I am so proud of them.

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