Saturday, February 11, 2017

Refreshing Work

Since October, Norm has been working here, which has been a breath of fresh air for us. It is amazing how this summer he was unemployed and we had been praying for the longest time to find a job that allowed more family time because for the past several years (all of our working lives) he has worked 60+ hour weeks in very taxing and draining environments. This new job was going to be our opportunity to reset so many buttons both for our family, our relationship and his role as a father to Benjamin.

Suddenly in August we found out we were expecting, which we had said a little while back that if we were ever blessed with another baby, we would need to consider relocating closer to family. That same week, he came across an instructor job at this school, in Augusta.

Everything happened quickly and before we knew it we were living with my Mom, I was working full time from home driving to Atlanta once a week because I was still able to keep my job here and we were getting to spend weekends together, something that has never happened (on a regular basis) since Norm and I have known each other - over 16 years.

Last weekend, the school inaugurated a teaching garden in partnership with a local church and with these folks. So we were there at 9:00am, in 35 degree weather, planting fruit trees, greens, blackberries, blueberries and all sorts of fun things... the best part is that we brought Benjamin with us and he had a blast, our little green thumb farmer.

It is so refreshing to be able to do things, like volunteering, as a family and to work for a cause that's much greater than making the rich boss even richer.
First set of volunteers deciding where to plant the trees

Evaluating the hole for the dwarf apple tree

Happy!

Perfect helper

Like Father.. like Son...
neither can keep his eyes open

Finding ladybugs

Looking for more ladybugs on his own

Helping George plant his tree in the swampy part

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