So we took a little time off last week and the week before. It was past time for us to take a break from school (remember we school year-round) and it’s easy to tell when everyone, myself included, needs a break. Our kids have been battling late winter sicknesses for what seems like a month now so we were able to get everyone on the mend over our break. We were also able to start a few outdoor projects that and just catch up on some appointments and things. I took a break from technology as a whole by drastically reducing my computer time and instead read a couple of books and tried learning a little more about knitting. It was nice to just let our minds rest for a while and a good chance for the kids to get some energy out by working outside because, oh my, I think it might actually be spring sometime soon!
But this week we are back at it with renewed minds and eagerness to learn and it’s been a pretty good week so far. The days are getting longer which means more time outside and we’re starting to have a few warm days sprinkled here and there and that makes us all happy and maybe a little sneezy, but at least we can blame it on allergies.
Sometimes all it takes is a little break to remind us of the real blessings in our lives. I’m reminded of the true blessing of homeschooling and how thankful I am to be able to share much more time with my husband these days. I’m thankful everyday for these people that God has chosen to be a part of our family and I love being able to be here with them on a daily basis. We’re also excited to share with everyone that we are expecting a new blessing in the fall. Our hearts are again bursting with thankfulness for this new little person being knitted away, being “fearfully and wonderfully made” as we speak. We can’t wait to meet this perfect addition that God has for us.