Friday, November 4, 2011

Thinking back to when my son was young in 4-H & lesson learned!

I was just thinking back today when my son was in 4-H. My Dad bought Jeremy a steer to show in the fair. The rules were to have your steer where the person showing could handle that steer, they were grain fed, and a lot of other things too! Well Jeremy did everything he was supposed to do. That steer we called T-bone, and Jeremy could ride that steer, he was real gentle, looked awesome, and my son was so proud. There were kids in that fair that their parents taught them to cheat, fill them with water for weight, couldn't handle their steers, had to have their parents come out there and get a handle on their steers. The thing that bothered me the most was in 4-H the only ones they cared about were the Big Names, The Money, and it broke my heart. My son did get his blue ribbon and also Farm Bureau Co-op bought his steer. My son was hurt, never showed a steer again because he said "Mom" it's not what you did right, it was who you were! I wouldn't trade my son for all the sons in the world and especially the ones in 4-H. I think back all 4-H taught the kids was if you were popular, then you counted. My son is a good person today, because he did what he was supposed to do the right way! My kids also had goats to show in the fair, but didn't go through with it because of the same thing.
Is our world ever going to be for who you are as a person, or who you are as people with money! I'm thankful that God loves us, rich or poor. It's the heart of the person, the value of the person, their morals, and right from wrong. My son learned a valuable lesson, and I'm so proud that he was smart enough to see that at such a young age. I am blessed!!!


Sandy said...

This story saddens my heart but I am afraid to admit that you are right. This world is such a crazy place. So many unscrupulous get the big bucks and the awards. No matter where you go - it is sad and so many out there are so self center. There is nothing like family love and knowing you are loved.