long ago there was a young man who had desires to be a woodworker.
creative. He learned many things from his father.
learned how to use tools safely and how to care for them.
learned his craft true and straight like the cuts he made into the
wood he used. Better yet, like a true craftsman, he learned how to
hide his mistakes.
young man made all sorts of things, from wooden toys to shelves and
even furniture. For he was good at his craft.
from all around wanted him to build things for them.
then one day, he put his tools down and stored them away. People had
changed. They didn’t want to pay him what he was owed for his
services. They all seemed to take advantage of him for his craft.
love of his craft was gone. The young man no longer enjoyed what he
was many years ago.
there was a birth of a nephew in the family and Christmas would soon
man was asked by his wife to build a toy box for the new nephew as a
first the man said “No!”. But his wife knew how to push his
buttons to convince him to say “Yes”. The poor guy never stood a
chance. Broken down and ashamed I heard him mutter “OK, I’ll do
would agree to build a toy box for the new nephew, but not for the
sister-in-law who could not bear to stand in the same room as him.
was going through his mind at that moment, I would not know.
wasn’t sure as to why he would agree to build something his heart was
would learn why soon enough.
HARD or Stay Home
- Holiday Craft Ideas (foodiefriendsfridaydailydish.com)
- Classroom Christmas Crafts (expateducator.com)
- Open Ended Christmas Ornament Crafts for Kids (pragmaticmom.com)