A rainy day here, a coffee day here, a nap day here but I guess I won't get one of those, but I will get some coffee in a bit!
For the sake of my family, I so want to "be happy." Those that are, lets say above the age of 13, can pretty much detect "how" I am doing. In my own evaluation, I think I have many good days yet as I read a scripture this morning it falls so true to my heart. Ps. 18: 4 & 5 The sorrows of death compassed me...... v5) ....the snares of death prevented me. I do not want the sorrow to encompass me and define my days, many times I feel like I am prevented from joy and happiness, like it is something so foreign to me, to really, really feel happy for an extended length of time. Its like the enemy sets traps snares for my emotions and I fall in them. I do not want to be prevented from "going on with life." But the problem is, how do you do it? As I said before, its such an exercise in my mind to stay upon the truth, but as I read this today, I want to do it, I want to for the sake of the others in this house. Lord willing, there are many "happy days" ahead in our family, children's futures, steady work, friends, being together on our little farm........I must purpose to "count my blessings."
School is around the corner for us as with many of you. I am trying to do a little preparing, yet I must confess, I 'd rather plan a BD party! I am not a "teacher," but I guess we do not have to be, we just have to be a mom and love our children and do the best we can. Seems like the first set, Caleb, Daniel, Bethany, Elijah and Anna retained info and learned quicker and easier. I think if I can get through phonics with the littles, I might have hope! They do learn so much by being out on the farm that will be skills that will benefit them maybe even more than a book! Terry does do alot in the evenings with our school work and it is very helpful, he is gifted at teaching. I will probably just use the same ole stuff in the phonics area, but does anyone have any suggestions with material that has worked well with your little people?
guess I'll go see about the coffee......