Friday, 5 February 2010

All For The Greater Good

There is many a night I can't sleep, and tonight is one of them.  Or should I say this morning?  As I lie awake, thoughts of my family are foremost on my mind. I am so proud of the Machinist for caring for us and considering me the way he does. "I'm so excited for you, Babe.  Are you excited, too? Your dream is finally coming true.  Can you believe we are going to be shop owners?".  I can't describe how grateful I am for his support and encouragement.  Each time I worry about making pies (how will they turn out in bulk? How many should I start with? Will people like them? etc etc) the Machinist is fast to assure me that my pies will be 'absolutely delicious'. The other day, when we went equipment shopping, he was like a little child. Being a Machinist, he loves machines and equipment and has to scrutinise each button / knob / mechanism and function. His skill and knowledge gives me peace of mind.  I know that we have the best we can afford.  Even if we are up to our eyeballs in debt now...

I am also so proud of our children, too, who have each gone out to work elsewhere, seeing as the primary family business is quiet at this time.  Less than four months ago, we all worked together.  Now, the children set out to different destinations at different times on different days.  One sets out at 'sparrows fart' (as the Machinist calls it), finishes early afternoon and waits for a lift home.  One sets out at a decent hour and finishes at a decent hour, but has to pick up the other, in a different town.  One sets out in the early afternoon and finishes late, arriving home even later.  There's hardly a day when we are all at home, together.  On the rare occasion that we are, we try and make it a memorable occasion.

"All for the Greater Good", we chide each other on.

I look forward to the day when we will once again work together in a new family business

5 comments:

FlowerLady said...

I am happy and excited for you and your whole family. It's a blessing that The Machinist is behind you in your dream and that is is becoming a reality. I look forward to pictures and stories of your adventures in this. I wish you well, peace, happiness and much success.

FlowerLady

Vera said...

What a wonderful family you have, all pulling together as one team. With such support you cannot fail in your future endeavours, especially in regard to the Machinist. My Hubs is just as great, - we are fortunate ladies indeed!

Grandma Nina said...

This is what family is for and about. Not all are as lucky as you in this way. I am one also lucky in this way to have a wonderful family. How exciting for you in your new venture. I know it must be scary, too, but I know it will be a success for you. All for the greater good!
Indeed!

matron said...

To have such love and faith in each other,is wonderful and I am sure you will all achieve your goals.Your family and their commitment to getting the pie shop up and running will ensure it's success,I wish you all well and look forward to the opening day,then all of your sacrifices will have been worth it.

The Machinist's Wife said...

Flowerlady - you are such a kind and joyful soul. Thanks again for your encouragement. The Lord knows - we need it! Very soon, I hope to post pictures of the building 'then' and 'now'.

Vera - Yes, we are fortunate ladies, aren't we? Not that family life always goes smoothly. I don't want to give the impression of 'roses' all the time. There's many a colourful family argument, make no error! Ha! But... we get over it and move on. I'm so proud of all the children, and ya'll know how I feel about the Machinist!

Grandma Nina - this venture is extremely scary! Sometimes, I wonder what I'm doing. We make no claim to vast baking experience and knowledge. Just a genuine desire to produce a wholesome, tasty product. I can see that you, too, have a wonderful loving family. We are so very fortunate...

Matron - The Machinist sometimes tells us of his life in the army, where you had to depend on your fellow soldiers. Families are like that too, not that it is a military camp or anything like that, but there are many aspects to family life, besides the fun! I look forward to the opening day soon. You will know about it soon...