I hope you’ll indulge me, but I need to spend today’s blog post bragging on my husband.
We’ve had a good day. If you’re Facebook friends with us, you might’ve seen Larry’s post about tackling the chore of replacing two light switches in our house that had stopped working. I know for some that probably sounds like an easy fix, but it was our first time to try something electrical…at least together.
When Larry was a teenager he got to be the assistant to his Uncle Dee (really his great-uncle), a retired master electrician who was doing the wiring of the home the Tolberts were building at Fish Creek. Larry helped and watched and told me today how Uncle Dee never got flustered or hurried. He just worked steadily until the job was done.
Larry followed his example, and we once again have lights that work when we flip the switch. I’m super proud of Larry’s work, but I’m even more proud of his spirit, learned in part from working alongside Uncle Dee all those years ago. See, Larry works hard and is hard to fluster. He’s pretty patient, too.
Today, Larry also opened a package he received from AT&T’s Community Engagement office. Inside was a certificate and pin recognizing him for receiving the President’s Award for Community Service. And I’m not talking the president of AT&T. Nope, my husband was recognized by the President of these United States for his volunteer efforts and servant heart.
I’m guessing Uncle Dee would be proud. I know I am.