Friday, February 22, 2008

I'm still here...

I feel like we haven't been doing very much lately. We took a few days off of school. We switched math programs and our new books hadn't gotten here yet. Monday, we should be able to hit the ground running.

Jordan got his expanders put in his mouth yesterday. Stephen has been calling him money mouth. He has to wear them for a year, and then he will get braces. At least that is the plan for now. He thinks it's cool right now, but that probably won't last long.

Claire is still bored being the only girl. Since Campbell can't really play with her yet, she still considers herself the only one. I try to have special girl times with her, but my time is spread thin these days.

Luke is cracking us up. He says the funniest things. I mean to record them when they happen, but I can't get here right away, so I forget what he has said. I can't believe he will be three in June. Time is flying.

Speaking of time flying, Campbell is 9 months old! Claire asked me today how much time she had until her birthday and when I said that she only had three months until she was 1, it freaked me out. I can't believe how fast this year has gone. I knew it would, but it has still surprised me.

God is teaching us, blessing us, hopefully using us, and we know He loves us. We are overwhelmed with the blessing of our family. Everyday, I stop and tell myself how blessed I am to have such beautiful, healthy, loving kids. I get to spend my days with all of them. Sometimes it's hard, but I wouldn't want to be anywhere else.


Becky said...

Being the only girl does stink sometimes, I know all about it. Just wait until Jordan and Luke gang up on her in a few years. 3 months until Campbell is one means 3 months until I have been married for a year! CRAZY! Maybe Claire can come spend the night with me tonight.

Emily said...

Hey! I read your comment on Beth Moore's blog today and it blessed me so! This particular statement:
"This is why it's been hard. Not because I didn't hear the calling right, but because I heard it and obeyed it so Satan went to work. Thank you Beth."
was so right on, that is the truth. This really encouraged me today, thankyou for sharing your heart!
Nice to stop by your blog, thanks!

Marilyn said...

I just read a post from you on Beth Moore's blog and wanted to write and encourage you. I was a homeschool Mom for 16 years. I taught our three children from kindergarten all the way through twelfth grade. I had people tell me all the time..."I wish I could homeschool BUT I just don't have the time....the patience...the organization....etc. etc" I would always come back with "I don't have the time (patience, organization, etc) either but God has given me a burden to do this and He will help me through it." It was one of the hardest and one of the very best times in my life as a mother! Some days I thought I could not do it another hour. And almost every spring I would "quit"! But after the summer break, with new textbooks enticing us, I was ready to try another year. That's the way it went really....just try it for one more year! ha Until the day that our oldest was ready to graduate from High School....our own. Then I wondered where all the years had gone! Some will say....they won't get the socialization they need at home. Most homeschoolers have more social skills than any other group of children I know! Some will say...they won't get the knowledge they need. All three of our children went to the local community college for two years on a FULL academic scholarship because of their high scores on the ACT test. They are all now adults fully enmeshed in their chosen professions and each one has related to me and their dad in one way or another how glad they are that we took the time to homeschool them.
So....just hang in there. It will get better...and it will get worse. But the Lord will always be there to rejoice with you or to console you.
May God bless you today!