Monday, February 23, 2015

December Farmer Fred Award: Merry Christmas from our House to Yours

Farmer Fred and I were happy when our daughter decided to contribute to GriggsDakota each Monday. Kirsti's life in the oil patch of western North Dakota gives a perspective on new possibilities for the American Dream.
 Here is something to keep in mind about the American Dream:  
It is not about you. 
In truth the American Dream is about America and how you can fit into life here. America provides safety and opportunity. Families and communities work together to launch you into an opportunity through education or job training. It takes hard work and attention to daily detail. It takes generosity and sacrifice from others. You are assisted by your family, church, community, or America itself. You must seize your opportunity. The result of this method is success and prosperity. During the process, the people around you watch their own dreams come true. In turn, you will help others with their opportunities. 
The American Dream can happen for anyone willing to work hard.
 God Bless America.

The Farmer Fred Award for December 2014 is presented to:
Merry Christmas from our Home to Yours
Originally published on December 22, 2014

Every Monday we welcome our daughter Kirsti to blog from her home in Western North Dakota's oil patch.


This my husband's and my second year celebrating Christmas with our fun little girl. But it's the first one in which she's old enough to experience the joy of the season.


And oh. The joy!


Some things you don't fully understand about parenthood until you get to experience it. Seeing Christmas though your child's eyes is one of those things. Everything is magic. Everything is exciting. Everything is new again.

I hope you are able to experience some of this joy this week. May your days be merry and bright!

-Kirsti

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