Wednesday, August 29, 2007

There is hope...


It's nice when you encounter someone that gives you hope for our future..

My wife has been watching this 16 year old girl work her tail off all summer to make a summer camp for little tykes in our neighborhood.
When my wife had the chance once to talk to her, she asked what motivates her to make this camp. She said that she's saving up money to be able to go to seminar in Israel.

I know..that in secular circles this might not sound so surprising..but its really refreshing to see someone so young in our community take responsibility for her own life.


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13 Comments:

Blogger Rafi G said...

yes it is refreshing..instead of just waiting for everyone to give her what she "deserves" and is coming to her. She understands her family's financial situation and realizes that if she wants spending money for Israel she will have to earn it.

August 29, 2007 11:55 PM  
Blogger ~ Sarah ~ said...

that's nice.

August 29, 2007 11:56 PM  
Blogger exsemgirl said...

refreshing perhaps but i have seen way too many young ppl having to take responsibility too early in life. Childhood and youth are to be protected.

August 30, 2007 9:43 AM  
Blogger Mata Hari said...

I've been wondering how so many (k"ah) large families manage to send their children to Israel. It's extremely expensive and I think an unfair burden to place on people - unless they're very well off. It should not be expected as the norm. Kudos to this girl for actually taking some responsibility. Along with seminary, making weddings and often helping support their married children, many people end up mortgaging their lives - it's too much pressure.

August 30, 2007 9:58 AM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

rafi...
exactly..

sarah...
yup

exsem...
that has nothing to do with this.
Here is a 16 yr old who doesnt "have to" go to sem..(my sisters didnt)..who is working to make it happen..
very impressive..

August 30, 2007 9:59 AM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

mata...
I wonder the same thing..
I guess I'll let you know in 10-15 years...

August 30, 2007 10:00 AM  
Anonymous at peace said...

I have a friend who did the same thing and ending up going to seminary paying for it completely on her own. Seminary is not a must, since her parents were not able to pay for it, she chose to do so herself.

I think it's very important for teens to learn about financial management and responsibility.

exsem - Obviously it depends how it's done - It can be accomplished without teens feeling burdened or taking away their youth.

August 30, 2007 1:02 PM  
Blogger fashionista cat in a zero gravity shoe-store said...

There should be more BBQs for wedding celebrations :)

August 30, 2007 3:11 PM  
Blogger dina said...

refreshing!

oif mein kinder gezukt!

August 30, 2007 5:40 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

at_peace...
thats wha I'm talkin abou...

fashionista...
hmmm now thats an idea..
Alright gonna work on that..I have about 12 yrs to go..
:-)

dina...
amen..

August 31, 2007 10:52 AM  
Blogger MizEllie said...

Thank you for posting this David. After turning on the tv this morning and seeing my daily fare of our society's "idols" wrecking their cars or heading off to rehab, it is nice to know that some people have different priorities and a different ethic of achievement.

August 31, 2007 1:23 PM  
Blogger The Dreamer said...

in my sem, there were a number of girls who paid their own way, either in part or whole.

since my parents never let me babysit, nor gave me a choice of what to do during the summer, i couldn't exactly pay my own way. but i greatly respect those who do.

September 02, 2007 12:42 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

mizellie...
u said it...

dreamer...
well u dont Have to pay ur own way...
as long as u dont "expect" it...

September 04, 2007 2:23 PM  

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