Friday, September 28, 2012

We made it!

September 28, 2012

I made it!  I survived August.  I conquered September!

I am only 3 pounds heavier than I was August 3rd.  Considering my stress level, that's a miracle!

 I have not yelled at anyone.  Although, one nurse nearly felt my wrath, I was able to catch myself before unleashing on her a litany of why I homeschool and its benefits for my family and why each family must choose the educational method best for them and for each student, and...

I digress.

In the past 7 weeks, I have been to Denver twice.  Grand Junction once.

I have put my daughter in an operating room - twice.  I have sat with two friends having surgery.  I have watched my husband struggle with a knee problem and then have surgery too.

My in-laws have visited.  A friend has stayed with me.  I have driven to hand therapies and doctor visits.  I

My child has blackedout once and had a minor seizure (like there's such a thing in the eyes of a parent!).

And in my spare time I have arranged lessons for two children.  I have reworked Math problems.  There was the chemistry lessons I've had to watch.  I've ventured into the area video learning.

Then there's my extended family....

Shall we talk about the ills of rabbit brush and allergies in the Four Corners Area?

I also turned 43! 

And celebrated 21 years of marriage.

I'm not known for being able to hold it together this long.  By now I would have yelled at husband and kids alike.  I would have taken to bed for at least one day and hid from the world. 

Maybe I'm maturing.  Maturing in Grace. 

Not everything has been done - laundry still lays folded on the couch downstairs and my bathroom could use a good scrubbing.  Dishes are in the sink.  And a bag of apples needs to be cored and sliced for freezing.  The garden has hot been prepped for the winter and my basil is going to freeze on the vine soon if not taken care of - but that's okay.

I'm sitting in His Word more.  Learning His definition of perfection vs. Mine.

Mostly, I'm realizing this Life is not about me!  Shocker!

It's about Him.  And how I live for Him each day with each struggle. 

Micah 6:8 spells out what God wants:

"What does the Lord require of you?
     To do justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with the Lord your God."

That's it.  That's all. 

It's my belief he wans us to this for ourselves too!   He wants us to do justly for ourselves - rest, set reasonable expectations and schedules -  and our family - be there for them, be present in covnersations and each moment - ;  to show ourselves mercy - we can't do it all and it's okay! - and realize in humility we can accomplishing nothing apart from him. 

Do Justly  - for you and your family today.

Love Mercy - His compassion is new every morning!

Walk Humbly - it's all about Him!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Soccer Season 2012

2012 Soccer Season is in full season!

This is Chris's junior year of High School.  And his freshman year at Fort Lewis College where he is taking a class on Introduction to Athletic Training - which he is really enjoying.

It's busy as ever - and we love it!