Our church is in the middle of a season of service where we are going to a home for pregnant teenagers and doing some volunteering on the grounds.
On Saturday we took our kids out. Jack is a natural servant and got right to work as did Ruthie. Jack isn't in any of these pictures because he was on an errand with his dad when I broke out the camera. But as Trent put it, that boy can out serve most of the adults. Ruthie went back and forth between serving and feeding the goats.
Sam on the other hand was a bit of a challenge. His first question when we drove up was, "now why did you say we are working for free?"
After we prayed for God to help us endure the heat and labor and then talked about how when we serve others we are serving Jesus, he came around.
Okay, not really. He didn't get any better until I turned him over to my friend LeeAnn who made it more fun with the water hose.
I am thankful today for good friends who bail you out when good parenting isn't enough.