I recently found this photo of my dad’s truck. I use to ride in this thing with my dad every summer break when I worked with the family business. As a teenager it was great to have a job during the summer so I could have some spending money of course. I didn’t truly realize it at the time but the things that my dad taught me during those summers would stick with me for the rest of my life. I know he might have thought I wasn’t listening but I actually was soaking every bit of it up. We worked hard to make our contracting business work even when times were tough. My dad pushed me when I needed to be pushed because he knew just how much I could handle. Two summers after I graduated high school, my dad passed away from a heart attack. I was in school but what I realized is that I was suppose to take over the business, he had been preparing me for it for years. Although I never saw my life taking that path, it’s been the best thing I ever did. I wish that more people knew what “hard work” meant, especially in the corporate and government world. We work to survive while they look for a second vacation home. But when it comes down to it, I wouldn’t trade spots with them for a second. Thank you to those who work hard every day and provide jobs for others as a mom and pop business. Let’s keep pushing forward.
I Am A Mom And Pop