Last month really got away from me! I kept thinking it’s April and I have plenty of time to blog. I’ll do it tomorrow. Then BOOM, it’s May! For me the month flew by!
April was a good month but a busy month. My baby girl turned 5. She’s such a joy! So spirited and chatty. She starts talking when she wakes up and she doesn’t stop until she falls asleep at night. But every day she brings happiness and joy to all of us. And every day she shares some new knowledge of something she’s learned or life through her precious eyes. Her sweet heart is unlike any thing I could ever imagine.
All my babies bring so much joy into my life. My oldest recently learned to ride his bike. He’s twelve, the same age I was when I finally accomplished that task. He did it on his own, just like me, with out being pushed to do it. Simply got on, made up his mind and rode. I couldn’t be prouder of his accomplishment or his new found will to do something he’s never done before. He experienced his first injury riding that bike this week too but he’s still willing to get right back on. Every day he comes one step closer to being a man and I couldn’t be more impressed with this young man on his way.
My sweet Emma is growing up too. This week she cleaned her toilet all on her own and voluntarily. This girl who thinks cleaning is disgusting. This girl who would rather live in a mess than pick up her dirty clothing. She cleaned a toilet! All on her own and very well too! Then she dusted our entire living room. Washed down every item on every table without complaint. She even dusted in her brother’s room. She’s growing into a wonderful young lady. She’s going to make an amazing wife and mother when she’s grown. But for now, she’s making her Momma proud and rising up to bless me like I could never have imagined.
My baby boy turned 8 months a few days ago. 8 months and it feels like he’s always been a part of our lives, yet at the same time it seems like such a brief period of time. 8 months definitely flies by. He’s eating a lot better, loving meats and cookies and everything except Sweet Potatoes. He’s trying to crawl too. Pushing up and rolling to get things he really wants, like baby wipes that he rubs over his hands and face. He’s a joy, too, but he’s growing way to fast to be my last baby. Brings tears to my Momma eyes to know that soon he won’t be a baby. Soon he’ll be crawling, then pulling up, walking then running away.
I’m not ready for them to grow up but they do anyways, no matter what Momma wants. Babies grow up and before we blink they are moving away. We have to enjoy every moment we have them and I plan to.
It’s a big part of why I homeschool. I won’t give my promised moments to someone who doesn’t love them like I do. I won’t hand them over for someone else to have those God-promised memories we share. I will raise them up and love every minute, even though I may complain and may be told I should cut the apron strings. I will when the time comes but for now, we make memories, we share love like no other, and we grow and learn together as God intended us to. And we’ll keep on until God-promises otherwise.
As a homeschooling parent, I spend my days at home with my children. This can be a demanding task but at the same time it’s the most rewarding way to spend every day. My children enjoy their time with me, and at home and I also enjoy that time with them.
We do everything together: read books, watch movies, play games, complete chores, lessons, enjoy nature and on and on. Of course, we also do many things apart: read alone, build towers, ride bikes, nap, etc. The lists on both sides goes on and on.
There are definitely days when we get on each other nerves and there are days when we can not enjoy enough time together. One thing I personally never wish is that my children were enrolled in public school and I can honestly say they tell me they feel the exact same way. We would miss out on so much of each other’s lives if we were not together daily as we are and not one of us wants that.
We greatly enjoy our times together, the memories and the love. The kids love knowing that I have seen their biggest moments, that I was there for them and not a strange person who leads them in class. They enjoy seeing those big moments between each other too. They will never forget the day Laycie learned to roll over, crawl, walk or talk. They will never forget those moments of Jackson’s life either. They don’t take those little things for granted at all.
Even through the ups and downs of life while homeschooling, these are times I would never change. I’m blessed in my life and my children. I am happy and in love with these moments we share and I couldn’t ask for better days than these right now in our lives.
I’m an inspiration… Really?! Most days I truly don’t feel like it but I know that I am. Especially to the littles in my home daily. And they are here, watching and listening to their Momma every single day.
Most days I do NOT lead by the best example. I’m NOT perfect and I don’t even try to be. I don’t want my children to grow up with a vision of perfection leading their paths, but with the image of their imperfect Momma having shown them the way. I curse too much, I yell, I laugh, I smile, I’m sad, I’m happy. I am ME and they know that, and they are free to be themselves too.
Lately, I’ve been having writers block. Nothing I want to say comes out when it’s time to write. Nothing feels important enough to even talk about. I look at my babies and I see them growing up way to fast before my eyes and I don’t want to miss a moment or waste a moment of the time I could spend with them. Blogging is not what’s important, being a Momma is.
Winston turned 12 in December, Emmalee 10 in February. Jackson turns 7 months in just a few days and Laycie will be 5 on April 11th. Time is going way to fast for me. Some days I feel like I barely have time to breathe.
But I inspire them and I lead them and I try to show them happiness and goodness in their days. Just as I have been shown by my Mother and God before me. I want them to remember the times with their Momma, to have those moments to hold onto when I’m gone to wait on them on the other side. I pray they have good memories of me, good moments to pass on to their own children of their childhood and life, just as I’ve been able to share and pass on to them.
These four are my world. They hold and make up my heart. I’d change nothing in my life, for every moment has lead me to these moments with them. And nothing is a greater blessing than these days we have and live together in my mind.
It’s always busy in our life. One thing leads to another and it seems there is never enough time to get everything done. Life is full and filled with ups and downs right now.
Our new porch is in the process of being built. We’re using our front door because we aren’t able to get out the back. I’ve got boxes stacked in front of it, to keep my littles from mistakenly going out.
We’ve been doing a lot with school.
We’ve got a lot of reviews going on right now, too. A lot of great stuff that I’m looking forward to sharing about in the future. Needless, to say the kids are having a lot of fun right now.
We’ve had doctor’s appointments galore recently. Emma had her nerve conduction test a few weeks ago and the results came back perfect. No issues with her muscles. She’s being set up for botox injections and casting to correct her toe-walking.
Jax also had his 6 month checkup. He’s 27 1/2 inches and weighs 15.4 lbs. She advised us to hold off longer on his veggies and try making our own to see if he outgrows his reflux issues. She said he is gaining weight and doing amazingly otherwise.
I’m currently working on a reorganization project, house-wide. Living in Chaos is for the birds. It’s slow going but it’s getting there and I’m excited to see things in their place.
I feel like my mind is going a 1000 miles a minute, trying to keep up so this is just going to be a brief synopsis of our life at the moment. Hopefully, in the future these posts will be come more organized. Until next time…