We found this phrase in a reader that we use for school. I use Pathway readers (HERE) and I love their sweet simple stories. I love how they reinforce values about respecting parents, doing what's right, consequences for bad choices, working together...you get the idea. In one of the earlier readers, the phrase being a stick together family really caught me eye. It is something we have often referred to as how our family wants to be. This phrase would be in our family mission statement. Working as a team. Meaning, when it is time to tidy up or put the dishes away or even bring in the groceries. We do it as a team. We stick together.
Though we are individuals, God put us together as a family unit. We don't tolerate not getting along, selfishness, or looking out for "ME". Even though the past 7 months, our family has not lived together under one roof, we are still a stick together family. Chuck could not be working where he is working if we weren't here supporting him. I couldn't spend my day schooling the kids if Chuck didn't support me.
I was reminded of this concept when I was watching a Little House episode with Tissy this morning. Pa had lost his job and they couldn't pay their bill at the Olsen's store. They worked together to get the money to get out of debt. Pa worked for another farmer while Ma and Laura worked the field. Mary worked for a neighbor sewing while her sister took up the slack in the chores. Tissy looked over at me and said, "They are a stick together family."
In these times, we need to be so grateful for the family God has blessed us with and thank God for his mercies as we continue to stick together.