Today I am thankful for:
The ability to homeschool our children. I never thought in a million years that I would make that statement, none the less, with joy in saying it. Thankfully the Lord changed my heart 5yrs ago and we haven't looked back! It's the best opportunity to raise up your children in the way they should go. To build that solid biblical foundation that God commands you to do.
Deuteronomy 11:19 You shall teach them to your children, talking of them when you are sitting in your house, and walking by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise.
It's a perfect opportunity to actually know your children. To see their strengths and weaknesses. To give them the chance to study true life subjects, that are geared specifically to your child's future career or calling. To be able to be flexible to fit our family's structure and life.
What a blessing it is to homeschool (no matter who says you're crazy)!
|Alexis and Ty at one of our homeschooling field trips.|
I am thankful for good old friends! I didn't realize the rarity of "old friends". You know the ones from junior high, and high school? It is such a blessing to have a group of girls who you go way back with. You all know each others history (the good and bad) and yet you still love each other. It's so much fun to get together with them and enjoy the families that God has given them, and even just to talk about old times! And every time you get together, no matter how long it has been, you just pick up where you left off the last time. :)
|Dejah, Me, Katie, Jamie, & Socorro at Rock Bottom Brewery in downtown Portland for my 30th birthday!|
For these things I am truly thankful...