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!