This is what I woke up to today, isn't she gorgeous and growing!?
I love watching them learn and being able to talk to them about what they are thinking.
I choose to only focus on one day at a time. I will not worry and stress about tomorrow or how this is all going to work out. We take each day as it comes and make adjustments for that day. If Anne is fussy, I will not let myself fall to pieces worrying that she will be so tomorrow, or that if I hold her all day long she will require it tomorrow. Sometimes what gets me feeling the most overwhelmed, is worrying about what might continue or be a problem. If I think about only this moment and doing what needs to be done right now, it's more attainable.
After our first day of school I realized we needed to really focus on some areas, like addition and subtraction. I decided that we will not open up our new math books until we recover some lost skills. Instead of hammer away and struggle because of lack of speed, we would take 2 weeks and focus on laying a better foundation. Hopefully this will eliminate some of the frustration and tears we had the first day.
Psalm 43:16But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who long for your saving help always say, “The Lord is great!”
I feel the need to be clear and say, it is only because of the Lord's saving help that I am able homeschool and mother these five children. The Lord is great! I very much feel His presence and strength with me. My heart is so full of gratitude to Him for allowing me to live this life with Him. He has given me such amazing children. My plate is very full, my house is busy, many people don't understand it but I can only do this because of His help.
Joseph lost his first upper front tooth. We were beginning to think it wasn't going to come out, it had been loose for a long time. He insisted that is fall out on it's own. He was downstairs and I was upstairs and all of the sudden I heard him yell, "ICE CREAM!!!!" I couldn't figure out what was happening until Bethany came up and said that Joseph's tooth was bleeding, a few seconds later he pulled it out. We always have ice cream when they lose a tooth. I love the way he talks now.
I walked past the girls room the other night and Bethany was reading to Jenna from The Jesus Storybook Bible. I've said it before but this book is my favorite, so good!!
Blessed are those who need Him enough,My baby is hungry and crying... I'll leave with the rough draft and a very abrupt ending to a long overdue blog post.
To know Him enough,
To love Him enough. . .
To know HE is enough." p. 90 Mercy Triumphs