Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Fresh starts

*Homeschool begins August 8th! Very excited!

*Homeschool Group- I have my first meeting August 8th and my friend is joining me. I have some friends from church in the same group too! 

*Ballet/Tap begins in September and Ava Beth will begin her fourth year with the same Dance Company. It is a drive, but we feel it is THE best in Austin! Plus, the owner has become a friend. She has been so good to Ava Beth. Her teacher this year has a very strong ballet background. Ava Beth loves Ballet! Excited!

*Cub Scouts- Already in full swing, but we have not done much this Summer due to the heat. Josiah is ready to be fully engaged with Scouts. I think Jeremy is too. 

*Friends! FRIENDS! It is so nice to finally have Homeschooling friends close-by. My friend Wendy lives around the corner and our families have really hit it off. They have started going to the same church as us too. They are also starting on the 8th. I love being in sync with those around me. Helps me stay motivated, encouraged and disciplined. 

I don't know what it is about a "schedule" and "getting back" to school, but I love it! Summer remains overrated for me!

If you have followed this blog for any length of time, you know my journey. You also know that I have spent almost four years feeling very alone in the Homeschool world. If you are feeling lonely, I promise it will not last forever. It takes time to find those people to surround yourself with. Sometimes, the season of being alone is a gift. It may not feel like it at the time, but looking back I can see that these relationships I have now would not have fit back then. God had to do some work in me.  There were days I felt like it would never happened. I worried about my kids. I worried they would never be "normal" homeschooled kids. 

I'm not sure why I had to go through so many difficult seasons to get to this one, but I see it's worth now. The famine allows you to enjoy the feast! There is a Latin proverb that makes me think of this process. Per aspera ad astra! It means through difficulties to the stars or to the stars through difficulties. It truly explains the last four years! 

Thank you Lord for redeeming the time I spent alone. It was ALL worth it! Thank you Lord for fresh starts.

1 comment:

Wendy said...

I hope you have a great school year!

So glad to hear God has provided a homeschool friend close by!