Saturday, February 21, 2015

Where have I been?

         I know I have not written on this blog in a very long time, the content of this blog has been mostly about our homeschooling family and the truth is that I have been greatly struggling as a homeschool mom this year. I couldn't get our oldest daughter to read fluently, it was our second daughters first year being added to our homeschool and our 3rd daughter, being a typical 2 year old was just wrecking the house faster than I could pick it all up.  If you know anything about me, I crave some sense of organization and cleanliness! I guess you could also add the fact that we have still been trying to finish and settle into our house and it isn't so homey and relaxing yet:-). This year I have had to admit that I just can't do it all. That I need help. Both from God and just plain old-fashioned physical help and encouragement. I live a long ways from family so the latter doesn't happen much but God is always near me, and just understanding how great His love for me is has been my rock this year! I know that my kids are young and there is just never anything easy about having 5 children ranging in age from 10-2. This is a season and "it too shall pass".  I want to be careful what I say here because I know this blog is public and most would disagree with my decision to have a large family and to homeschool and wonder why I do it. Yet at the same time, I want to be REAL and let my journey be an encouragement to others. Bear with me... more posts to come!