Today is the first day of our new school year. It is different teaching a 2nd grader and a kindergartner. I found out that the older they get the more work is required, both for the student and the teacher. I think our son, the kindergartner, is more excited to be in school than our daughter. He is learning about creation for the first two weeks and he just had a blast cutting and gluing and coloring. It is going to be a great school year, and I am looking forward to learning with the kids.
My oldest son is 5 and had his first flag football practice last night. It is hard for me to believe that he is old enough or big enough to play football on a team. Wow, the time really does go by fast. It seems like yesterday he was just two days old, wrapped up in my arms, wanting nothing but his momma. Now, he almost never stops other than to eat and go to sleep, which we really have to push him to stop enough to sleep. Anyway, here are a few pictures from his practice last night. I think he is just so cute!
Today is the day that you were born many years ago and I am so honored that I get to celebrate it with you today. Your name means Gods honor and beloved. Timothy was energetic and David was a shepherd, musician, poet, soldier, statesman, prophet, and king. You are royalty! You are a very special man of God and an excellent father. I am so proud to be your wife. Tim, I love you and I hope you have a fantastic birthday!
I don't have much to say today except that I am so thankful that Jesus does not leave me the way I am. He loves me so much that He won't let me stay in the same place day after day. On the fourth Sunday of each month our church has a PHD service, which is for anyone wanting a touch from the Lord. We have teams that come and pray for anyone wanting prayer. I guess I should say that PHD stands for Prophecy, Healing and Deliverance. Well, I am on one of the teams, but I must say that I think I am more blessed by praying for people than the people who I pray for. So after last nights service I was pretty tired and headed out the door and was walking with someone on my team and we were talking. I began sharing something I was going through that day and her and another lady began to pray for me. Lets just say that the enemy was not happy because we were kicking his butt! I had been slowly getting rid of some junk in my life and the Lord cleaned out some more last night. Anyway, today I have felt more free than I have felt in a very long time and I am so glad that Jesus didn't want to leave me that way any longer. So today, I am a free woman, and praising my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for having mercy on me, for being my deliverer, my father, my friend, my begining, my end, my ALL! Thank You for loving me and for not ever leaving me!
I am so excited, all of my books came this week and I am getting ready to start our new year in school. My oldest son is 5 and will begin kindergarten using My Fathers World. He is excited and that makes me even more excited. My daughter is going to start second grade and will be using My Fathers World, Wordly Wise, Learning Language Arts through Literature and Math U See. They are both excited about starting school and that makes it even more exciting for me! My only challenge is trying to figure out how to get it all done with both kids. Trying to keep Tra focused and Joyona working on her work. I think I am going to try a timer for our son, he does well when he knows how long he has to sit and work. The good thing about this year is we are schooling all year long, so we will work for 4 weeks then take a week off. So, if I need to change anything I can do it on our break. I am also going to only write out 4 weeks of lesson plans. This way I don't get too overwhelmed and if I need to change things I have the time to do it, and don't have to re-write out the entire year. So, now I have to un-box everything and organize it, and make out the first 4 weeks of lesson plans, then we will be ready to start on August 31st!
I have been extremely busy these past couple of weeks. I am thankful it is going to slow down this week. I am making it slow down because I can't keep this pace up, and neither can my kids. There is just so much that has happened I am not sure even what to share. I will share this though, today I got my daughter assessed for school. I was a little nervous though because I am getting assessed too since I am her teacher. I knew a little about what was going to happen, but still, until you go through it you are just not sure what it is really like. Well, I found out today that she is doing great and she is gifted in art. I am so excited about the art because she really likes art. I had her in an art class before but the teacher didn't say anything like she was really good or had a gift. This assessor said that she has evaluated many kids and is a teacher herself and normally kids in first grade does not draw in detail like Joyona does. So, thank you Lord for answering my prayer in showing me areas today that she is excelling in! I am really excited about starting our new year on the 31st, and after today, my daughter is excited about starting her new school year too! Thank You Jesus!!!!!
Saturday we had a huge neighborhood garage sale. During the past several months my husband and I have been going through the house in search of things we no longer need to sell, and we came up with a bunch! We needed to make enough money to buy the curriculum for school this year. We made almost enough, so I am thrilled! My husband took today off to take everything that did not sell to the thrift store. We made a deal years ago that nothing comes back into the house after the garage sale. Now, I am going to sit down and order all the books so we can start school on August 31st. I think I am more excited than the kids are?!?!
Sometimes all of this stuff on the computer can be overwhelming to me. It is exciting though to learn it, well some of it. One of the exciting things to me is hooking up with people I went to high school or college with. Last night I had the opportunity to get together with one of my best friends from high school. We have not seen each other for many, many years and when we met we talked like it had not been that long. We caught up on what was going on in each others lives and all of that stuff, had some really good food, and then went shopping. What a great way to get back together after such a long time. We spent over 5 hours together and I can't wait to get together with her again. I am looking forward to meeting her kids and my kids can't wait to meet them either. It is fun listening to them ask me about her, and I love answering their questions. So, along with the frustrations of the technology, I can't wait to see who else I can get back in touch with and reconnect with once again!
I am a princess! I have been married to the love of my life for 17 years. We have been blessed with 3 beautiful children. I am able to stay at home with them and train them in the ways of the Lord. I throw some school in there too ;) I never thought I would be where I am at today, but would not trade one moment of my life. My kids are teaching me to slow down and to enjoy the little things again. I love reading, and am learning to dance like David danced!