Tuesday, January 10, 2012
I have been going through some old historical photos from the 1920s to 50s and I keep coming across pictures of children, its extremely disturbing but it also gives me a glimpse of what life was like for these families. We are a family of homeschoolers and I try to teach my children that we have so much to be thankful for. Just the ability for them to be "kids" is a huge thing to be thankful for, the very thing that they are supposed to be! So many families had to send their children to work in order to eat, money was not available nor food like it is today. To send a 6 year old off to shuck oysters all day breaks my heart, I can't imagine the pain that the parents must have endured knowing the only way to eat would be to make the kids work as well. I can't imagine how tired their little bodies must have been when they came home. I am so very thankful that I am a stay at home mom, I can take care of my kids and teach them and not have to worry about whats for dinner. We have so many things we take for granted, I realize its a different time but it is necessary every once in awhile to reflect on the lives before us and see how blessed we are.