Tuesday, June 9, 2015

We All Need a Little Help
Sandra Wilkins

          Are you the type of person that doesn’t mind asking for help?  I have to admit, I’m not geared that way.  I feel like I’m bothering someone, or that I should know how to do something, or that it’s easier to do it myself. 

          I’ve learned over the years to weigh each project and then decide if assistance is needed.  Painting the porch posts?  That was an easy one to accomplish on my own when I was ready to do it.  I didn’t have to wait around for someone to help.  Bulldozing untamed land for a house pad?  Better let a professional handle that one.  Spreading newly dumped gravel for a driveway?  That’s a tricky one.  My dad’s tractor wasn’t running, my uncle was out of town, and I hated to ask anyone else.  What a relief it was when my dad was able to repair his old tractor on one of the hottest days this year and spread the gravel.  Maybe any dad would do it for his “baby girl”, but is sure is wonderful to not have to ask for aid sometimes.  It can arrive in unexpected ways—like when a friend listens to you when you’re down, or your child does chores without complaining.  It can be simple things or big things—but we all need help once in a while. 

          Sandra Wilkins is busy writing another series while home educating her two daughters.  Ada’s Heart, Rose’s Hope and Gwen’s Honor are her first three published wholesome historical romances.  Go to www.sandrawilkins.com to find out more about her and her books.  


  1. Sandra, you've just hit on my of my biggest faults. I hate asking for help. Like you, though, my family often comes through without my having to ask.

  2. Yes, thank goodness for family when we need help because most of us have a problem asking that that help we need. Good luck with the new house.

  3. I'd rather stick a fork in my eye than ask for help! But since I broke my wrist, I discovered that I don't have to do everything alone. Asking someone to help isn't the end of the world. Imagine that - who knew?

    My family has stepped up also. My #3 son planted 72 creeping thyme plugs in my woodland garden because I could not possibly do that one-handed. I gave him a gold star and a couple bucks cash! LOL

    But you are right - family is not only our foundation, but also our leaning post when we need one.

  4. :) Love the family who come through in a bind. Now, if only I could teach mine to stop strolling through my "office" every 5 minutes.