1.29.2007

G-R-A-T-E-F-U-L...Grateful


What a day we all had today. Thanks for all of you who were sending out your thoughts and prayers for our big start homeschooling! The kids did great and mom is still in one piece mentally and emotionally (which is huge!). I am so grateful to God for meeting me where I was today and making up the differences. He brought us all through to the other side today. If I am giving it to Him, the same will happen tomorrow. What a wonderfully loving promise He has made to me.

As for the minute to minute replay...I will skip over a lot. It was school, we all went and remember what it was like. I will share the highlight of my day. My youngest son Samuel came to me after we were all finished with working. Actually, he ran to me, gave me a massive hug and said "Thanks mom for homeschooling me today!" It was just one of those things that I will treasure on those days when he is rolling his eyes at me...possibly as early as tomorrow.

I snapped this pic as Jack did his spelling this morning. He is my detail-oriented child. Not stopping until it is done just right. This kind of attention to detail makes his handwriting shine. Some of you may notice a couple of things about this picture. One...he is a lefty like his dad. People always get a kick out of seeing that. I am told I wouldn't understand the importance of this because I am right-handed. Whatever. Second, that awesome North Carolina Tarheels pencil he is using. His dad, aunt, uncle and grandfather were all graduates and we are already doing a little bit (ok, a lot) of subliminal messages to prepare him for his college years there. This is exhibit A of that fact.

I'm off to rest for a bit now. I am so grateful for today and the fruits that I have seen and shared with my children. Time to go prepare for tomorrow...

10 comments:

Kendra said...

awww...it sounds like you had a very sweet day. I am glad, and pray that this will be the first of many sweet ones.

kenju said...

He will be there (UNC) at the same time as my grandkids (at leat a few of them)!

I thought about you a lot today, and hoped that all was going well. I knew it would......

Anonymous said...

Anna,

I am very happy you had a good day with homeschooling. It is such a blessing to be able to do that. And it takes a special person (like you) to facilitate it. We will continue to pray for you.

The only concern I have is that the kids will not be educated well in college....they need to go 7 miles up the road to a real University with excellent educators and most of all ATHLETICS. :)

Billy

bluemountainmama said...

yah for you! glad to hear it went so well...and excited to hear all the coming updates and posts about it.

Awareness said...

Hi Anna.....it's the wee hours across the pond where you are.....you'll be reading this on DAY 2 of homeschooling.

bon chance with it....... glad your first day went well.

I too am a "southpaw" and I must say that I'm impressed with your son's penmanship and the fact that I could read what he was writing out....more times than not when I'm writing, my whole hand covers the words......it's like writing blindly.

People who are left handed are always in the "right mind" :)

also......southpaws are always in need in the Major Leagues!! :)

Take good care........

scribbit said...

That's a great picture. I love black and whites. The angle is interesting.

Anna said...

Thanks for all your comments! It is so neat to be able to share all these happenings...

Billy....there is no way any son of mine will be going to duke...I won't even capitalize it! Hehehe.

eurorebs said...

Forget UNC. He should go to Geneva College. ;) www.geneva.edu

I'm so glad your first day went so well!

Anonymous said...

I know it's hard for Anna to concede that we're all born righthanded but only the greatest overcome it.

Dad

Sarch said...

Anna you and your kiddos were in my thoughts and prayers these last few days.

It sounds like you have gotten off to a wonderful start...good for you!

The picture is amazing. I could see this being used by any number of education facilities. What a great looking kid.