Weather driving

It is a major ice storm here in Plano, TX, a major one. Of course I did not miss work because of it. Not because of any sense of loyalty to the major communications corporation that employees me, as of late they have not exhibited a sense of loyalty towards me, it causes me to be jaded, no, I come to work during an ice storm because I can hear my father’s voice in my head. He is saying, “I taught you to drive in worse than this, what do you mean you have to miss work? I am seriously disappointed in you.” I hear those words; I get up, get dressed and risk life and limb not to disappoint my deceased father. I am sure a therapist would have a field day with that one.
I also come to work as I have taught my children a work ethic. You don’t miss school or work or church unless you are on your deathbed. You have to have a fever and be contagious to miss any of these things. They know this; they do not miss work now unless they are seriously ill. I did not keep my children home because they had a cough or were too tired to go to school. I was taught that school was my job, so you show up, do your best, I instilled in my children that mentality as well. I am proud that I did so. They do not take the easy way out, they are workers and not lazy.
I am very proud of the fact that my children are who they are, it was hard work getting them there, I am exhausted, but it was worth every sleepless night, every sacrifice. So if you go to work today I am proud of you as well!

2 Replies to “Weather driving”

  1. Work was closed here. So therefore I did not go, or else I would have. Because now I’m not getting paid for today…

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