Mitch never did a chore in his life. Yes, he had duties like the rest of our children, but they were never a chore for him to do.

It is Saturday morning and I can’t help but remember how quick Mitch was to do his weekend tasks. He always did his duty with a smile on his face and gladness in his heart. He knew whether with homework or household tasks, the sooner he did what was required the sooner he could get on with life and enjoy his day. What’s more, he did his work with a happy attitude … Mitch never did a chore in his life.

I love my son. I am grateful for the little lessons he taught me. Today and every day, I will do the hard stuff first – and I will do it with a smile on my face and gladness in my heart. For little Mitch taught me a glad heart can make heavy things seem light.