Today was the last day of summer. We went to a water park we had never been to before - fun, sun-burned and exhausted, we ended the day on the couch - wiped-out!
Today was the last day of summer. The last weekday my 12 year-old will be home with me - no longer a homeschooler, now a public school student. She is excited. I am excited for her, for myself - I am sad. I will miss her. Not only because she's great at chores and keeping an eye on the little ones, but she's always been my best friend. I know the dynamics of our relationship are about to change in a major way. I must trust God with these big changes in her life (and mine)!
Today was the last day of summer. As we start a new homeschool program on Monday, my middle daughter will no longer feel the pressure of timed testing and performance based achievement that paralyzed her with fear and OCD symptoms. She will be free to learn in the style the fits her creative, artistic mind best.
Today was the last day of summer. Now my son will start a new baseball league that will challenge him. He needs that. I need him to have that. Something that will refine his arrogance to confidence and help him excel at a sport that he adores, that he can shine Jesus to others in making new friends.
Today was the last day of summer. My baby is no longer a baby, but a preschooler - ready to learn her ABCs and 123s. I pray I will have the patience to teach her and that she will have the self-control to sit still and listen - for at least a few minutes a day.
Today was the last day of summer and the first day of a new season in life - may God bless it as we seek to honor Him with our work, our attitudes and our family.
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