Weeks have flown by and I have lost all sense of time.
There’s so much I could share. So much in my mind and on my heart. I would love to sit down and pour it all out into written word.
But, the hours seem short and the days shorter. I’ve had to set my writing aside….for now.
I do want to share with you a bit of what I’ve been doing.
A couple weeks ago we had a family gathering to celebrate my niece’s high school graduation. We were having a wonderful time eating, chatting, and laughing and then before we knew it we were doing this…
Yep, we set up an impromptu race right down the middle of the road. I love that about where we live! Very little traffic means we have free reign of the road. Everyone who wanted could race and before we said go I made sure they all had their best racing face on.
Some ran with big smiles like it was a walk in the park.
Others were a bit more intense!
Some struck up a conversation as they traversed the “track”
And then there was the combination of intense determination and extreme happiness in the youngest two girls.
This is why I love my family! We are easily entertained! Often you will find the adults playing capture the flag or sardines right along with the kids. It makes for a lot of laughter and good memories.
On another note we started school this week.
It is going good, but I am seeing as each school day passes that we are going to be doing school longer this year. It is definitely more intense teaching high school and then through in an 8th, 5th, and 1st grader and it makes for one busy momma.
I am also needing to adjust to the fact that when we are in the middle of school my days are jam packed full and my neatly organized life and home gets thrown into upheaval.
Most days my floors are covered with books and more.
And my table and counters aren’t much better.
This was at lunch the other day… YIKES!
Then you throw in the canning and freezing and watch out.
There’s moments when I think I’ll never wade through it all, but then I see things like this….
And my heart soars.
All the effort, the book strewn floors, crazy long days, they don’t matter any more.
I watched him for a bit. My baby growing big and independent and tapping away at the keyboard, writing!
It’s working! We’re learning, growing, thriving.
And my heart melts.
The Lord has blessed me beyond measure and this week. He has showed me time after time that this homeschooling momma is right where He wants me to be.
At home, teaching, ministering, loving, molding, and leading by example.
And what caught my heart this week were all the instances of my children desiring to learn in their own ways.
One moment one boy with video camera in hand making a film. His siblings his star players.
The next one with a book snuggled into the couch.
Or an eager girl ready to learn and learn and learn.
God Your are SO GOOD!