It has been awhile since I have posted. I have been touring around the blog-kingdom regularly when I have a minute here or there but not enough time to actually have a complete thought to post.
As I said before, summer life is nuts around here, like I am sure it is for most of you. One thing the Lord has taught me is Everyone is busy. We are all busy doing something. Raising kids, working, being a wife, homeschooling, working at school, working at church, and so on.
I have been working on getting ready for the next school year which I am very excited about. I was hoping to post last week on the Back to Homeschool Week but lo, I did not. So you will have to go there and read all about it.
I am sure this is shocking to all, but I am not excited every year to teach my children. Some times I start out the year with prayers like 'Lord, are you sure You still want me doing this?' So far His answer is still 'Yes', so I obey. Eventually my heart catches up with my obedience and all is well. This is how I am on most things. I wish my heart didn't have to catch up. I wish I just automatically felt the desire to do His will. But more often than not my heart must catch up. Apparently my fleshliness is strong willed. Oops, got side tracked there...anyway, we are making some changes in our schedule and lightening up our outside commitments. This summer I have learned that Ella(1) does much better if she is not being toted here and fro constantly. She needs consistency and to be home, alot. So that is what we will do. This really frees us up to be spontaneous and we will have extra freedom which I will like.
God has shown me that (not like I didn't notice) that last winter and spring were a disaster. I need to do somethings differently. Before you turn me into the local school district, they did learn, they were tested and did fine. But life was too stressful and it was my doing. I tried to do too much outside of the home both physically and with my commitments to others, so I am paring down. It feels good. I am excited to see what the year has for us.