“I pray because I can't help myself. I pray because I'm helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time- waking and sleeping. It doesn't change God- it changes me.”
― C. S. Lewis
― C. S. Lewis
I believe in the sun even when it's not shining. I believe in love even when I don't feel it. And I believe in God even when He is silent. (quote found on the wall of a concentration camp)
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Winding Down Our School Year and Random Thoughts
Beginning Summer Thoughts
Today was the last day of school for the public schools in our area.
We will be off tomorrow, and then beginning on Monday, we will be doing Math and Language Arts until the end of June.
The girls are already looking at next year's curriculum and 2 of them have asked if they could start their foreign language early. :) I think I can handle letting them get their feet wet with a new language!
I purchased Spanish, French and Russian.
It is also boating season. We should be back out on the lake soon! This is such a fun time of year. We are adding to our summer agenda, Fishing! I actually really enjoy fishing. Alli and Mike went fishing last Thursday and she fully enjoyed herself. :)
We have had some spectacular Thunder Storms, and we are thankful that we have been preserved from the Tornadoes that sometimes come with them. This a.m. a storm was right on top of us. As soon as the lighting struck, the thunder was right there, rumbling the house! It was 6:00 a.m. and still a little dark outside. Alli came in and said, I need to go let the chickens out! So glad she announced that! We explained that she needed to wait because storms that are so close can be very dangerous. The chickens are better off in the coop and she is better off in the house!
The girls are all flourishing and maturing. I don't have girlies anymore really.... They are definitely young ladies. We visited with some friends whom we haven't seen in person for almost a year and they are very surprised at how much everybody has changed!
I am thrilled to see them delve into the things they are interested in. Sarah has been memorizing lines for an upcoming play. Anna is writing, Erika using her photography skills to capture life in a very special way, and Alli has been drawing and painting.
There are still hints of little girls all around..... cars.... dolls.... a few mud pies..... but the tides are turning. I am seeing more books, CD's, requests to use the computer, visit friends, go shopping, and more. Conversations are more grown up. I love it!
Somebody is even talking about driving! YIKES!
So, here's to another lovely year, with lots of learning and growing. I like looking back and reflecting because it helps me to see clearly that line of success; you know, the one that doesn't just go straight up, but is all mixed up in between, but you somehow come out ahead. LOL
So what are your summer plans?