Michael spent a good deal of time teaching Josh about the tractor. I saw how painstakingly slow Josh was with the operation of the bucket, and I wondered if Michael had the urge to say, "Here, just let me do it!" I didn't see any of that, but I do know that Michael could have done it a lot faster. He was content to spend his time watching his son learn, and standing in case his young man needed more advice or guidance. While Josh still isn't ready to run the tractor without supervision, he is well on his way. When Josh came in the house for a drink, I asked him how he liked running the back hoe. He smiled and said that he liked it a lot more than using a shovel and his back!
grace and peace,