"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005
Showing posts with label Christmas presents. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Christmas presents. Show all posts

Friday, December 26, 2008

Handcrafted Farm Gifts

Bill and I were brought to tears by the amazing gifts that the kids made for us for Christmas. Around 3:45 am yesterday we heard the front door open and close and the telltale signs of the two middle sons "being quiet"(going outside to bring in the gifts they made). Time to wake up for Christmas, but we tried to eek out another five minutes. By 3:55 am the carolers arrived in our room to sing We wish you a Merry Christmas!

These gifts in the photo were made by the children for Bill and I. The month has been one of crafting and busy-ness here and there and whenever time could be found. As I closed the day I once again thought of how wonderful the year has been and how much living on the farm has been a blessing to us all.