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It is the first day of school, and my husband has started a new, though temporary, job. So I will be starting my daughter on her new lessons, while supervising (and trying to keep them from killing each other!) my 4 and 2 year old, and making sure my almost 1 year old doesn’t get all the books off the shelves (again…)…all while coping with the first trimester fatigue and morning sickness of my fifth pregnancy. Yes, we are expecting again!

But I can’t help but smile. As busy as life is, as chaotic as my house stays, we are blessed.  We are blessed with happy, healthy children, with a beautiful home, with freedom to choose how we educate our children, how we parent them and how we worship our God. We are blessed with friends and family who love us and support us, with a community that is safe and friendly. We are blessed with a marriage that is growing stronger and closer than ever.

I can hardly bear to read the need feed on my Facebook page today. So many parents celebrating the first day of school, and their kids leaving home. It makes me want to cry. I couldn’t imagine leaving my kids in the care of someone else for that long every day, of not seeing them for that long, and letting someone else impart to my children their values and worldview.  I’m thankful that my husband and I are in complete agreement that our children will never set foot in a school institution, if we can help it.

But we are blessed! Incredibly so… Thank you Jesus!


I have a new phone that”Swypes” not types, so please forgive any typos.

I cannot wait for next week. A are going on vacation, to my parents. A have plans to meet old friends, new friends (like my brother’s girlfriend, finally), and then there’s the family reunion at the end of the week. I live seeing my family, even if they aren’t quite sure what to do with me.

It’s funny how even thinking about a vacation energizes you (not that I have much energy lately, but that’s a different post.) I am excited and so looking forward to this. Packing hasn’t started yet, but will in the next day or so.

We even planned this weeks menu around going, to prevent leftovers and dishes being left behind dirty. Just wish I could have arranged for my hair cut before we left, but time did not permit.

Yes I meal plan. I have to! When you feed five mouths (baby doesn’t count yet…) and need to do it on a budget, you’d better meal plan. I did better before we moved, but I’m out of practice a bit now. Hopefully once we are back into school routine, I’ll be betterat doing a lot, more regularly.