So far 2010 has been full of surprises.
The biggest for me thus far is SNOW in Georgetown. We are so close to the water that normally we would not even see snow here. But since my little Emma has been sad to know that they had snow in Spartanburg, I would like to think God granted her white wonderland wishes and gave her some of the good stuff to play in.
The kids were very excited to look out their window earlier and see the fat little blogs of ice floating downwards from the sky. They were even happier when they realized that it was indeed going to stick and coat everything in it’s wet fuzzy wonderness. They patiently watched and waited. They ran everytime I called them from the back door to see the fluffy goodness from heaven.
They were even more excited when I told them to don their boots and head out in the stuff around 7pm. They ran and played and felt the drops fall down onto their skin. They caught flakes with their tongues. They scooped snow off the van. They made snowballs and started a war. They complained about the wonderful coldness of it all but they LOVED it none the less. A viable science lesson provided by God.
Then they came back inside to lay on the floor in front of the fire and watch a movie until bedtime. They were anxious for sleep because they know with the dawn comes more outdoor fun in the Wintery Wonderland God has blessed us with outside. Tomorrow brings snow fights and snow cream, melting flakes and Snowmen.
But for now, it’s goodnite and sweet dreams for the February Snow of 2010.
So I haven’t written anything in a while and I have sort of fallen off the wagon as far as my resolutions have gone. But I can always pick up where I left off and start again right? That is the point and living and learning in life.
I’ve been reading some pretty inspirational stuff lately. I’ve also been taking photos and keeping up with college. Doing fair with that. English is improving my writing skills though I know that I can do even better with that. I’m also preparing to homeschool the kids again and spending a lot of time online gathering curriculum and notes to use. There’s so much great stuff to work with that it’s all so hard to choose but I am letting the Lord lead my feet and guide me to his path this time. So far, He’s doing a great job but I honestly did not expect any less.
I have a lot going on. Painting in the girls room, organizing all over the house. Got to finish the boys bathroom, start on the girls. Also have to set up for a classroom but the basis for that is begun and I need to pick up reading books to work with, just to keep around home. So much to do, so little time they say and it’s sooo true.
Well, that’s about it for now… until next time… and hopefully next time I’ll be a little more organized with what all I have to say. 🙂
I started this blog post yesterday but was not able to finish because my littlest little was not feeling well.
My inspiration for this came from many sources. The one source that I found the most inspiring was Marsha’s blog over at Taste and See God’s Goodness. The blog entitled Saying Goodbye to a Decade speaks of just that and reminds us all of the wonderous events that can happen in 10 short years.
As I look back over the past 10 years, I see many things to be thankful for.
- The birth of my three wonderful children: Winston in 2000, Emmalee in 2003 and Laycie in 2008.
- Being lead to homeschool my children through the love and word of God.
- Finding God and Jesus and choosing to allow them to become part of my life, admist all of the chaos.
- Learning to appreciate the small moments in my life and all that God has provided me with.
- Reconnecting with my family on my Dad’s side.
- Our country’s survival of the attacks on 9/11/2001.
- My survival of two car accidents in ’04.
- and soooo much more!
I can hardly believe that 10 years have passed since the Millenium came. So much has happened and so many changes and blessings have occurred. It’s a blessing to be able to look back and see all of those things, all the trials and tribulations we have made it through and all of the good memories we have to last for decades to come. I pray that this decade is as much of a blessing as the last one has been!
Today is the first day of the year 2010. It has been a fairly good day overall. I was able to sleep in thanks to my hunny. I ate dinner with family, right down to the collards and black-eyed peas. I thank Ms. Virginia for her wonderful meal.
I have also started on my resolutions.
- I have posted daily photo for my 365 days in Photos project.
- I have re-organized my photos on the laptop from last year.
- I have read my inspirational article for the day.
My inspirational article is from the Heart of the Matter online. Making Your Home a Haven was written by Jennifer Sikora, a loving, homeschooling mother of two. This article talks about housekeeping with the Lord’s help, by showing God’s love in each of your rooms, praying over the rooms and allowing the Lord to direct and live in them, as well as in you.
Housekeeping is a task I desperately dread. I am organizationally challenged. I am a procrastinator (there I admit it!). I would rather do anything, except clean and organize my house. I understand this is an inherited trait in my family but it is a trait that I am attempting to overcome.
Making Your Home a Haven has helped me to see that I should not be cleaning house for myself, or for my family but for the Lord. I should be allowing him to beautify my home and my life. These are the things I should be choosing to do for myself and my family to better their lives and home. God should shine throughout my life, not just in me but also in my home.
It is my goal, that by the end of 2010, my home will reflect my love for God and his immense LOVE for me and my family. I look forward to completing this goal and enjoying my time doing it.