Thursday, February 22, 2018

rain, roots and remembering

It's been a wet end to our week, so we made a concerted effort to spend a lot of time outside at the beginning of our week. 

My days are longer when the days are wet, and I find myself remembering the "why" I homeschool and the "why I need the Gospel and "why" I'm so emotionally and spiritually spent at the end of the day. 

In the evenings when I pray over my children before bed, I've been praying the Words of Psalm 1, that my children would be like trees planted by streams of water, that yield fruit in season, that their leaves would not wither and that in all they do that they would prosper. I am mindful that the Evil One is looking for every opportunity to snatch away the Seeds of the Word of God that we are daily planting in the lives of our children. I pray that the Word of God would take root in their lives and that would drink deeply from the Well of Life. 

These girls have been fighting A LOT lately. They need Words of Life. I NEED Words of Life. I need to keep remembering my own need for the Gospel daily, to empower me to live and love with patience, kindness and much mercy.

And I also want to remember the really sweet times too. 

Rainy Day Smiles

Thursday, May 18, 2017

one last hurrah (for now)

The cousins got to spend a last Midwest Weekend together before our big move. As always, the time was short and sweet. It wasn't a perfect weekend. Honestly, I don't think "perfect" exists. Let's just say our family, in particular, had some teaching and training opportunities. I keep telling myself I need to be thankful for the opportunities to help my children grow into people with strong character qualities of honesty, integrity and kindness now!

But we did end well. I think that it's pretty easy to tell that these cousins enjoy and love each other immensely.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

an april gem

My husband turned off the mower long enough to help get these girls to smile. I'd say we were successful in capturing a moment that I will treasure beyond these busy days.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

out like a lion

February and March were warm until the Lord sent one last cold spell through the Midwest. After packing away all of the snow gear, the girls begged and begged for another afternoon of sledding. My amazing, wonderful, gracious, and fun husband came home early from work to take his girls sledding.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

a warm winter evening


My thrill seeking two-year old is always asking for an, "underdog!" And by the way, Daddy's underdogs are a lot more fun than mommy's underdogs.