A Follow Up

I’ve been thinking and writing alot lately about topics that relate to what we are learning in our new school environment, and today I’m thinking it might be helpful to make a few follow up comments to some recent posts.

In regards to friends, things are going great! After some ups and downs during the first week, my sweet and tender Julia has found a sweet group of friends that seem to be kind and true, and the same has been true for Amaleah, for which I’m so thankful!

As to looking for the good things in our daily life, whether it’s about our teacher, our friends, our lunchroom, etc., we are making progress (including me)! It’s amazing how things can look so different when you put on a lens of thankfulness and positivity. Just yesterday one of my girls came home with a sweet little story of how she encouraged someone, when at first in her mind she was almost negative. These are the progress reports a mother loves to hear.

Proverbs 23:24-25, 
“The Father of the righteous will greatly rejoice, and he who begets a wise child will delight in him. Let your father and your mother be glad, and let her who bore you rejoice.”

We’ve gotten used to the routine and are enjoying it-get up, eat, read the Bible, dress, lunches, hair, leave; repeat. I’m surprised at how much time I actually do get to spend with my children, because now it seems that they congregate in the kitchen all evening long, so it’s almost like I see them more than I used to!

I like to share tidbits of things I’m learning on this blog, assuming that maybe a few of you are going through the same things; I hope it’s always clear that my children amaze me, day in and day out, and inspire me. They love people, love life, are full of energy, and are very teachable. When I mention little stories about them, please know it’s not to put them down, or to imply an overall behavior,  but to lift you up! To encourage you other mommas in this endeavor, because as I’ve always said, “We are in this together.”

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  • You are always so encouraging to this momma. Thank you for sharing your heart! And for inspiring me to consider the ways my own children are amazing instead of seeing the mess, that I would see the creation!

  • I love, love, love this update! I’m particularly thankful to hear about good friends (we have been praying for them!) and for the sweet post-school hangout that you are getting!