Thursday, August 14, 2008

Ramblings of the week

Where has the week gone? Our family has had some yucky Summer bug so all but one of us has been down most of the week. The lone teen has isolated herself in her room, I am sure just to keep safe from infection ;o)

I have sat down to post several times and nothing comes. I have a lot of rambling thoughts

*Steven Curtis Chapman - WOW! What a testimony his family has been. I have seen the GMA video, the Larry King interview, and now the People magazine article. The strength of this family is truly inspiring. I hope if my family is ever faced with anything like this we also will rise and bless the name of God.

*Little Ana Hall - A two-year old spit fire who is in the hospital. This family and their extended family are so dear to us. Say a little prayer for Ana.

*A new school year - I am always so excited about starting a new year. It is better than New Year's Day for me. So much promise. I have spent much time considering what to do, how to do it, new things to try, dead weight to ditch. I thought it funny how with each new book that I receive for the kids I always think it holds all the answers to make them love learning. I find myself thinking 'this is it!, the thing to solve all learning woes!' When the reality is...probably not, and Eli will probably never enjoy grammar no matter what I use. ;o)

*Church - New year, Eli is now in the youth group. Argh! Wondering what the next year holds in our church life.

*Emma is going to be a freshman. A FRESHMAN! I can not believe how the time has flown. I never thought I would home school this long, but I am so thankful that I have had all this time with my kiddos.

*Pain of some hurting friends and family. Life is just so hard sometimes. As much as I love and feel for these dear people, sometimes you just have to walk your journey alone. Hopefully with a lot of cheerleaders on the sidelines cheering you on.

*Kate - How awesome that she will someday hear her Momma say the words 'I love you and chose you to be mine'. God has brought you so far little one. Do you know how much you are loved?

*Weight is not coming off fast enough. In fact I think I may be at a plateau. So what does that mean? Work harder? Argh. I didn't loose anything last week and really don't expect any change tomorrow with weigh in.
OK, I lost a 1/2 a pound.

Ramble, ramble, ramble. I has been a full week.


Beth said...

Wow, almost everything that was on your mind has been on my mind this week... in some form or another. Except, of course, my children entering the youth group and high school... but I am sure I will have those thought sooner than I think.
Lots of heavy thought and big change. But in all of them, God is at work.

Wendi said...

I read what you said about Kate and tears came to my eyes. I am so excited to see what happens with her hearing, the waiting is so hard.
I'm glad you are getting better you sounded soo much better today, I will see you tonight.

Leslie said...

Hi Jill, Just like Beth I feel like you've been in my head this week. Guess what? Go see my blog @ confessionsofashoejunkie. It is lame but all mine! smile