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...