I haven’t been writing much later because I sprained (or jammed) my middle finger on my dominate hand. It’s healing fairly quickly but it has been a lot of pain!
Currently, I’m sitting in my room waiting for our storage building to arrive (Finally and Thankfully!). It will be nice to have a place to store all the extra clutter consuming our home, to be able to turn it into a normal house again.
Waiting on something to arrive often leaves much time to think and that’s what I’ve been doing today. I’ve been thinking about the past, present and the future.
I was looking at photos on one of my slideshows a few minutes ago, looking and noticing HOW much my children have grown, how much they have changed in the past 6 months. My baby girl has gone from a sweet cherub faced 1 yr old to a strong-willed, intellegent 2 yr old. My oldest daughter has gone from a whiny brat (for lack of a better word! LOL) to a loving, caring, artistic, sweet girl. My son has gone from a needy, unsure boy to a strong, take-charge, though still a little unsure, young man. My world is changing daily for the better and I could NOT ask for more.
This year we will begin our first year of truly structured homeschooling. We worked on this last year but not to the extent I have planned for them this year. Previous years we have ho-humed, flitted along, barely learning but enjoying being a family and allowing them to enjoy being children. This year our goals we are to learn to become structured, learn to balance our daily lives, repair our reading inadaquacies, work our way up to level in both reading and math, but enjoy ourselves along the way. I think we can do this (as the little train says!). I look forward to doing this, to enjoying this road we are traveling on and to loving my children and teaching them to love life and learning too. NOTHING is better than that and I could not ask for more. I’m thankful for these blessings God has given to me, thankful to Him for leading us to homeschooling and thankful for the impact this choice has made in my life and the lives of my beautiful children.
Now, time to get busy getting ready for school and for my soon-to-be-here storage building!