Sunday, August 26, 2007

Only A Pair Of Shoes

This is a little story that is true about a little girls pair shoes(Emily's) that God saved from being lost forever. It was a week and half ago very hot and after church one weds evening Megan and Emily took their shoes off after church, as usual. Well I came and hustled them into the van not giving the the shoes, or their lack of, another thought. We drove home up and down hills, on the expressway and hitting a few bumps along the way. If you know anything about full size vans the rear shocks no matter how new are never that great. We made it home safe and sound and as I was about to get out of the van, Emily piped up and said, "mommy did you get my shoes off the back of the van". My reply, "Emily, what do you mean did I get your shoes off the back of the van, no I didn't. I am sure they are gone now, there is no way they would still be there." I immediately started thinking, " I don't have the money to be new shoes right now. What am I going to do?" Well of course I had to walk to the back of the van even though I knew they would not be there, but to my surprise there sat two little white shoes as if it was no big deal to ride on the bumper of a van. I was speachless, to say least. How was it possible. The only answer I could come up and I think its the only answer. God!!!!! With him all things are possible and if he should see fit that a little girls shoes will make home on the back bumper of a van, 15 miles I should add, then make it home they will. This was a lesson I was able to share with my children, how wonderful God was and how he knew that we needed those shoes. As the days go by I think about this and am amazed more and more. I know this seems so small and unimportant but God thought it was important.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Here are some photos of our visit to the Newport Aquarium. Megan had been asking to go so we decide to to make a visit. We had a lot of fun. We even got to touch some "non-violent" sharks. When I see the diversity of God's creation it fillsme with wonder. I hope I can instill this wonder into my children.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Day 2 and we are still surviving. It was a little bit rough. Emily feeling emotional and dealt with her frustration by screaming but with a loving reminder she was able to get it under control. I am attatching some pictures of the kids in their school room. Even though our house is not big I am able to make use of the basement for school. I hope you enjoy the photos. Oh, by the way Alex wanted to be included in school to. He enjoys doing "homework" and other fun projects.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

We had our first day of school. What fun! It actually went really well. The girls were excited to do whatever school work I had them do. I think my biggest challenge will be teaching Emily to read. I managed to buy the phonics program that came highly reccomended. The only problem is the company is not selling it until this fall because they are upgrading the program. I found it on ebay, such a wonderful place, and bought it for half the price.

When I decided to homeschool I had reservations about having the kids home all day every day and whether or not I would go crazy, I think with much prayer and mental preparation I am ready for it. I don't feel like I am losing out by having them and not having the freedom to go and do what I want instead I am given a gift of spending time with them and instilling christian values in them. To me this is part of being a mother, at least it is for me.

Another exciting event that happened in lives is, Megan lost her first tooth. She is seven and was so concerned because she had not lost any yet. Well it finally happened and she keeps checking it out in the mirror. What fun. I never realized how much fun it was to watch your child reach each mile stone, from their first smile, to hear them say mama and now losing a tooth. It all goes by so quickly.

Well thats all for now. Have a blessed day. Remember to give thanks in all things.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Well it is about time for school to start and I was finally able to order our school work. Yeah, I know its a little late but with this being our first year I have had to wait so that we had the money due to our car insurance is always due this time of year. But God is giving me patience and helping me not to panick. Normally I would be in a tizzy and moaning the fact that I was not ready. God is already rewarding me for that. I had ordered the math curriculum and the website said it could take 2-3 weeks for delivery but I did not panick instead I just told myself well I have some other things they can work on and we can do review, praise God he is faithful I just recieved an email saying it was set to be delivered this monday, Aug 13th. I wanted to shout for joy. His blessings are never ending.

Just a little update on my family, we are doing well. The kids have been a bit tempermental but we have had 100 degree temps and it is very humid. Our church is have VBS this week and the Bakers are leading that. They are really special people. They have been doing this for 30 years and going strong.

Well I guess that is all for now I hope everyone is having a blessed day. As the Bible says, Pray without ceasing, and Rejoice forevermore. The blessing will come pouring in.