the calm before the back to school days

It’s coming to THAT time of the year….sending my guys back to school. Why, do I dread the thought of this so much? I like my kids being home.

  Every single year seems to be ‘something new’. We have been in one school district, to home schooling, to another school district, back to homeschooling, back to school, and now waiting on word for another school district. It seems I am always telling the Lord, “I want to do what is BEST for my darling, so what would you have me to do?” I do not regret even one change that we have made each year. Each year is different and so is each child. They all have different desires and needs and we try our best to do right by what the Lord is creating them to be. We, as parents, are the assistant to the ONE who navigates. I always want to be open to what He would have me do to grow them up in the way they should go. Sometimes it is way inconvenient or hard but I KNOW now thru experience, a little bit, that parenting isn’t always easy.

  They bring so much joy into my world, I’m so grateful He has seen to it that I am the one He placed these four kiddoes in my care to direct them towards the things of Him and not of this world. That is the goal right? Just finished making a whole bunch of cookies to freeze so that they are ready for lunches when school does get here. Going thru clothes to see what we fit into and what we don’t. We have been talking alot about being ‘content’ with the things that we already have and not be in want. Corvan said this morning to me, “I am content with what I have right here!” I almost kissed him silly and wanted to say, “Just for that attitude LET’S GO SHOPPING!” but I refrained.

  I am soaking up every last minute of my summer with kids home, how about you?

A memory I will cherish forever  over this summer. Aren’t they handsome?

August 22, 2012 - 1:02 am

Jen Ferguson - So, so handsome! I love your new tagline — how creative are you??? Are you part of the MOB society — Brooke’s group, Mother of Boys?

August 22, 2012 - 1:12 am

Meme - You have the sweetest, most handsome boys…you are a blessed momma & I am blessed to be their Meme!!! Love, love, love those boys…they sure did get the best of their mom & dad & more!!!!

August 22, 2012 - 2:47 am

Amy Sullivan - Yes, yes, they are a handsome brood. Those brown eyes pop just as much as the blue!

As for me, summer ended on August 1st. Yep, back to school here on August 1st. Can you believe it?

August 22, 2012 - 1:47 pm

Janice C Johnson - Okay, you have the best blog title EVER. And what a summer you’ve had! The hiking, camping, livestock showing… what fun parents you & your hubby are!
One good thing about school starting is you should be able to catch a break once in a while. Let’s meet for coffee! (This would be easier if we were in the same time zone…)

August 26, 2012 - 11:34 am

Karen and Gerard - Your boys are all good looking, no matter what they are wearing. Love your header and your blog design!

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