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  1. I absolutely love this post and can relate on so many levels!! You are spot about how to get our kids to do the hard things, we must model it ourselves! Now that mine are mostly grown I am glad that we did model it and wish we had done even more!

  2. I just want to let you know your children are very blessed to have you guys as parents. My husband was raised like this and he is capable of just setting his mind to something and doing everything. I am not like that! But I would love for my children to be.

    1. Ha! I will have to show them this comment! I think it is a trait that can be learned, but I agree some people just seem to be wired that way. You likely have strengths in a different area.

  3. This is a great post! Leading by example is so very important, as you mention. I love that you taught yourself to play piano so that you could help out at church!

  4. Okay so how do we get this out all the families in the U.S. Without going on a full rant, I believe our children are learning from society to take the easy way out every single time. I worry about this for our children…. thank you for addressing this!

    1. I think raising our children up to live this out is the best way, I hope to influence my little part of the world. I sure don’t have all the answers, but parents influencing their children more than society and peers would be a great start! Thank you for stopping by and commenting!

  5. This is such a great post! I think every parent should read this. You had me from the very first picture. That’s truly what it’s all about—setting an example. Thank you for this inspiration!

  6. This was an excellent post. Gave me a lot to consider as we plan our family. Thanks for sharing the link in your newsletter!

  7. Great post! Thank you for sharing your love of the outdoors and farming with your children. We need future farmers and ranchers as well as those who appreciate the lifestyle which sometimes isn’t the easiest, but it is very rewarding.

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