Thursday, November 8, 2012

When a blog stands still...

When a blog stands still, does anyone hear it fall?  Haha!  Just kidding.  I've been gone for a year and a half.  Not sure where the time went but life, alas, was still marching on.  And moving.  And changing.  I'm sure God has something amazing in store for this life of a wife, mom, friend and daughter.  I have no idea what it is, but I'm still believing it.

I am now homeschooling my 3rd grade turtle and 4 yo monkey.  Although I'm not sure that the monkey is learning very much.  It's been an adjustment.  There are days that I intensely miss the school that my son went to from K3 to 2nd grade.  I miss the community and the people.  I miss seeing all ages of children learning to love God.  When you step out of a community, the community still continues.

We are learning to build a new community.  One within the local homeschool community, within our church, and within our extra activities.  It takes a lot more intentionality to make it work.  I don't stand around at pick-up time chatting with other moms.  I rarely have a conversation with an adult that isn't interrupted by a child.  By about 3:00 in the afternoon, I've heard enough talking and would just like some quiet.

BUT, there have been some advantages beyond any I could have imagined.  The kids seem more willing to help around the house.  Maybe because they see the effort it takes.  Evenings are more enjoyable without homework.  I have the chance to correct behavior much sooner.  My children are even closer friends now!

I'll try to post more often!  Thanks for stickin' around!

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