Our family, last Easter
Hello out there! Remember me? I'm the girl (can I still call myself a girl at 31? I think I shall). I'm that girl who used to blog about her silly kids and wonderful husband and sometimes preach you a sermonette. Life has landed us in a tailspin reality where we traded a 2500 square foot home with a big yard for a 38 foot travel trailer squeezed in the middle of a row of similar abodes. With no internet. Or stove/oven. Or wash/dryer. Which are completely irrelevent to my point, which was explaining the reason for being absent from blogging. But believe me, I have missed you, my bloggy friends. There is SO much to blog about! But I will just say that although we have given up some convenient technologies, we have more time as a family than we have ever had, and learning to live with less has been good for us.
We recently found out that baby #4 is another girl! We were all convinced it was a boy, but I think by now we have accepted that it is a girl, except for Elijah who declares he is going to live with his grandparents to get away from all these girls :). And John is a little rattled by that fact that he will have three weddings to pay for now! We have settled on a name, but since we have 3 1/2 more months to change our minds, I will hold off on sharing it for a little bit longer.
We are in full swing with homeschool, and each year I realize more and more how homeschooling is a process of trial and error. It is a process of figuring out what makes each individual child tick and tailoring their learning to their style. The kids are doing great this year, and we are learning to love a more Charlotte-Mason style of schooling rather than the traditional style we were previously wading through.
It has been a challenging time for our family. My children have been homesick for Louisiana and often ask to go back to our old house and see neighbors and friends we left behind. This is very hard for a Mommy! I try to reaffirm to them that we are God wants us to be and that things will get better with time. I pray that God will fill their little hearts with peace and understanding. We are here because God called us here, and therefore living in His will, and we stand on that promise while we wait for the next door to open. Please keep our family in our prayers as we look forward with an expectation of great things to come--an abundant harvest for the kingdom of God!