While this very special day does not happen for three more months, I just wanted to share a sneak peek at what kind of pictures we were taking last week!
How can it be that I almost have a high school graduate? I remember the early days of his kindergarten year as if they were yesterday. There were only three little boys in those days. One little boy was very eager to "do school" . . . and two little boys were very eager to do just the same as "brother". In my lack of wisdom, I thought I could just gate off the bedroom and, with a few treats, keep the two younger boys occupied there while James and I "did" school. That was good for a few minutes, however their pleas for attention were incredibly distracting to the teaching going on in the other room! Weeks of this began to fray the nerves of this young homeschooling mother. How would I ever meet the needs of each of my precious boys? It was then, that a phone conversation with my dear seasoned homeschooler friend all the way in North Carolina changed my world! She challenged me to remember who called me to this privilege, who created my family with the ages just as they were, and who would sustain me in the midst of what seemed to be very trying days. Of course, the truth she was speaking of was what I base my life upon . . . our merciful Heavenly Father! Certainly, He had called me, He had prepared my home, and He was sustaining me in those oh so wonderful days!!
Though I fall terribly short of the goals I had set as a homeschool mother, I stand in awe at the amazing work the Lord has done in my dear James' life . . . in spite of my weaknesses and failures! Oh, He is so worthy of my praise!
And, here's two other pics I can't resist sharing! One makes my heart "jiggle", the other makes my heart soft and weepy! Wow, this boy has grown . . . Wow, how I love this boy!
i've got joy like a river. - Someone very cute and sweet turned one last month. He is our gentleman. Our happy and content little baby. The one that will be a big brother soon...
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