Monday, August 20, 2012

Gift after Gift...

Continuing the list of gifts from His hand...

~ last day of summer before school starts!
~hot coffee with half and half
~a boy's room, completely purged, rearranged, fitted with a new bed and made ready for his transition to middle school (yikes!)
~tired muscles after the gym
~a husband who is my best friend
~the mercy of a new day
~cooler temperatures at nights so we can turn of the A/C and open the windows

Today is officially our last day of summer.  Tomorrow the girls go back to school, spending the day taking classes at our homeschool learning center.  Wednesday will be my first day of homeschool teaching for this school year.  I am excited to begin this adventure again, which feels like a miracle to say because at the end of last year I was burned out and so glad for the break.  God has been gracious over this summer to renew my energy and enthusiasm for homeschooling.

The biggest change of this school year is that I will only be teaching two children here at home.  Our oldest child, who is entering sixth grade, has the opportunity to attend a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Academy in our local school district this year.  We are all excited about this opportunity, although I admit to also feeling a bit anxious about how this transition will go.  He starts a week from today, so this will be an interesting week with the girls starting school and him still on vacation.  We'll see how it goes.