Sunday, September 4, 2011

Labor Day

  The word labor conjures up so many images and memories.  This weekend/Monday is meant to honor those who fought for labor rights.  My husband was a Teamster.  It was a job that paid a living wage, one that allowed me to be a stay at home mom and explore my passion for quilting.  Ron was so passionate about his work that I can't help feeling melancholy and thankful for all that he did for this family.
Teamster truck arriving at Ron's memorial.

Ron (left) with co-workers at Vons.
As a woman, as a mother the word labor has a whole other meaning...
Big boy 10 pounds 6 ounces, at home, no drugs!!

It is one of the most empowering, fulfilling things we do.  But it's called labor for a reason.
This is the face of labor...
but favorite daughter was so worth it.

On this weekend, while you are BBQing with the family or swimming at the beach take a good long look at the laborer in your family and tell them Thank you, Thank you so much.   Have a peace filled weekend.   Laural

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