Friday, June 25, 2010
Gwen Needs New Shoes. Our Hard Working Son Gives Them To Her
This is Gwen. She needs new shoes. Our youngest son is a farrier, more commonly known as a horse-shoer, and he will be putting new shoes on Gwen. She is a big girl and to me, intimidating. Turns out she is a sweetheart though. A few tools of our son's trade. "Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love." David McCullogh I am posting these pictures in no particular order of his work. He hot and cold shoes horses and his forge and tools are very orderly and efficiently arranged in his trailer. "Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else." James Barrie Our grandson CT holds up one of Gwen's shoes, showing it to be bigger than his head. "In order that people may be happy in their work three things are needed: they must be fit for it. They must not do too much of it. And they must have a sense of success in it." John Ruskin
Look at how Gwen looms over our son as he works on her feet. "All hard work brings a profit.." Proverbs 14:23Our youngest son always was a hard worker. When he was a little boy he used to tell every one he was going to be a "worker man". And he meant that literally. This son was up at the crack of dawn every day raring to go. He would get his chores and school work done so he could be free to work on other things he loved more. "Some people dream of success, while others wake up and work hard at it." AU
Not sure where his love and innate ability to "read" horses comes from because neither my husband or myself have that ability.
How does he do this? "It does not seem to be true that work necessarily needs to be unpleasant. It may always have to be hard, or at least harder than doing nothing at all. But there is ample evidence that work can be enjoyable, and that indeed, it is often the most enjoyable part of life." Mihaly CsikszentmihalyiDaniel can carry on a conversation while attending to the horse, but I think Gwen is also a well trained and sweet horse too. "Every job is a self-portrait of the person who does it. Autograph your work with excellence. " A.U.
"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men." Colossians 3:23
One of Gwen's farm friends looks on. "Sweat is the cologne of accomplishment." Heywood Brown
I would like to say this about our youngest son, he is hardworking, kind, optimistic, and generous. He is a God fearing and God loving man. His wife Breezy is the perfect wife and helpmate for him, and I praise God for them both. "A generous man himself will be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor." Proverbs 22:9 One more thing, this son of ours is also a beloved uncle to our Grandchildren, and he has made a difference for the better. Thank-you Lord for our son Daniel.