|One day of business in the books
A year ago, when they first mentioned, in the fledgling days of their relationship, that they would begin a business together ... well, you know how parents can be. We smiled and encouraged them, and assumed once they were engaged and about the business of entering into the world they would begin to drift slowly toward that wider path in life taken by most of us.
Well, no. Against a Himalayan sized pile of odds, my second oldest and his fiancée demonstrated a bulldog tenacity matched with a herculean effort to do what was hard to imagine a year ago. Yes, they have had plenty of help, prayers and support. Both families have done yeoman's work stepping in and building, painting, carrying, hauling, and anything they could.
But it was never in place of their efforts, merely in addition to their efforts. As I've said, I'm proud of all my sons. Each one is carving his own path in life, none of which seem terribly similar to the other. They are hard workers, dependable, reliable, and strive to do the best job they can, in the most honest and upright way possible.
But the courage and sheer dedication they brought to this is admirable. Before they are married, they have already learned more about working with each other than many couples will heading into their fifth wedding anniversary. Yet, as of now, it has worked well and they have been blessed.
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