Monday, October 5, 2009

One Month of School Over, One New Horse, One Broken Finger, and One Tired Mama.

Tonight, I sat down to check my email and to add a blog to this site and I realized that I let a whole month slip away without updating Homeschool MOMoirs. As always, our family has had a busy and interesting month. We are never bored here. With God's help, we have completed a month of school. Sometimes, I'm tempted to scold myself for not accomplishing more, but we've learned a lot. We've drawn closer to God, lifted up our country and other countries in prayer, memorized more Scripture, learned through disappointments, finished a report, baked a lot of goodies, harvested our garden, worked on the three R's, learned some American History and Science, and learned more about each other. We added a new horse to our farm and are learning how to care for both horses, not without some pain, however. My husband broke his finger last night after our one horse jerked away from his grip on her halter. The kids turned into little prayer warriors when their Daddy had to pay a visit to the ER. And, then, there's me. One tired Mama. Still caring for a 10 yr. old, a 9 yr. old, a 6 yr. old, 2 toddlers(3 and 2 yr.) and a 10 month old, pregnant, teaching, keeping the home, learning to love my husband better, and drawing closer to the Savior; I am tired! Having said all of that, I am still very blessed in this season of my life. I know God is using each day, each event and each person in this family for His glory. I don't always know what He is doing, but I do know that God has our good in mind. "And we know that in all things, God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose."(Romans 8:28)He gives us everything we need to follow Him and to bring Him glory. From learning grammar rules, to completing a Math lesson, to caring for another four-legged creature, to broken bones and even to a tired Mommy, God is good and He loves us with an unimaginable love. Knowing this, we are ready for yet another month of whatever comes along.

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