Grampie brought a load of wood for us yesterday, and since no one was home, he left it in the yard. So, I found Travis outside today, taking the wood, piece by piece from where Owen had left it, over to the wood shed and leaving it in a pile . “So Daddy won’t have as far to carry it”. Travis then told me that “Grampie’s a good man.” When I asked him why, he told me that Grampie is a good man because he brings wood for us, which is good because it helps to make a big fire in the winter, which keeps our house warm.
Travis was named after his Grampie, his middle name is Owen, and it amazes me how appropriate that was. Owen likes to always be busy doing something–working, doing wood, work around the house and vehicles, building things, and oh yes, can’t forget his favorite, burning! ( That’s a family tease!) Travis is the same way, if you give him a job to do he is so happy, and won’t stop until he’s done, and is very proud of his work. He loves it when Grampie shows up with a load of wood, so he can help Grampie and Daddy unload. I love the lessons he is learning from a load of wood–what hard work is like, that the whole family has to work together, that the comforts that we enjoy usually come from working hard…
I hope that Ray and I never forget how fortunate we are to have our wood delivered to us for free. We really do appreciate it, especially on a chilly winter night, when the fire is blazing and it is so cozy inside.
Thank you Grampie!