With the airwaves filled with the news that over 46 million Americans are now on food stamps, the claim is made that there aren’t any jobs out there. In many cases that is true, but many times people are unemployed because they don’t want to do a menial type job.
I’m reminded that the year my husband and I became engaged, leaving him with a semester to complete for his degree, he needed to find work.A strike at the nearby steel mill meant there were thousands needing work. He started out by digging holes for septic tanks, then got a late night job driving a taxi. His personal philosophy is that there are always jobs if you want one bad enough to do the dirty work.
Which brings me to my grandson Stephen, son of our daughter Christie. He is planning on being an emergency room doctor. This decision, besides his regular college load, has meant that he has needed to volunteer at various facilities around the state to gain experience that will help him get into medical school this fall. With all of this he has had to pay his own way through school and begin saving for med school. He has also had to work three jobs.
Now he is engaged to be married in April to a beautiful American Chinese girl. Not only is she intelligent, but her great sense of humor makes her fit into our fun loving family.
What has touched me about this couple is that Stephen cherishes this young woman and is very protective of her. She, on the other hand, not only loves him but nurtures him and laughs at all his jokes.
If every young couple followed the example of these two, there would be a drastic drop in the number of divorces in this country.