Monday, November 24, 2008

Full of THANKS and GIVING

We are now on Thanksgiving break. A brief break for the week from school and outside activities i.e. Scouts, ballet, etc... I am enjoying the respite. I have so much to be thankful for this year. Here is just some of my abundance: A sweet relationship with Jesus, my wonderful family and extended family, good health, a loving husband, a warm home, especially with the unusually chilly weather NC is having right now , homeschooling, the wonderful addition of Tapestry of Grace curriculum this year as well as a TOG co-op, dear friends, new friends and the endless opportunities that being an American bring every day...I just wanted to pause in the beginning of my Thanksgiving week to remember just a bit of what I have to be thankful for and also as my pastor said on Sunday to remember that there is a giving part of Thanksgiving, and to try my hardest to give of myself and my time and resources to those around me that are in need. My prayer is that I never become so complacent in my own comfortable life that I loose sight of the giving that God would have me to be part of in my every day world. I love this time of year! I just want to savor it and remember to have a truly thankful spirit. Happy ThanksGiving to all.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Thank you

Veterans Day - November 11

Veterans Day is today!
Wide-angle view of national Veterans Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery's Memorial Amphitheater
Thank you to all who have served, who are serving and who will serve our great country, the United States of America. My husband is one of those serving now, and I am so proud of him and wonder at his profound love of our country and his dedication to serve. We miss him, but are humbled by his God given strength and determination to serve and give of himself for the country he loves so very much. See you soon sweetie.

Monday, November 3, 2008

A new endeavor

I have never had a blog before, but I have kept a journal. I wanted to have a place to log our family's homeschooling journey and experiences. I have always said that I feel as though I am in the waiting room of life, waiting for the next thing the Lord would have me do or learn. I joke about making sure I behave myself in the "waiting room," thinking of all the less than behaviors I have seen while waiting for just about anything, the dentist, the doctor, the DMV, the line at the Walmart check out...

I look forward to sharing our adventures.