Ok, so it’s been a while. Please don’t give up on me 🙂 I promise that I will blog again, I just needed time to focus absolutely and completely on life.
God unfolds wonderful, mysterious, blessings when we least expect them.
Our family has been busy on the homestead with summer garden chores, aka, hauling water to the garden, preserving the harvest, milking the goat, and preparing for large-scale life altering changes for wonderfullness in our little corner of the world. Let me see, where shall I begin?
I always think the best place to start is by counting blessings.
I have five very specific blessings to count.
My loving husband,
who works so very hard to provide the best for us.
I love him more than there are words.
Son # 1,
Independent, sure to do great things,
can leap buildings in a single bound,
Son # 2,
Salt of the earth, light of the world,
Son # 3,
Creative Genius, sees the world in pictures,
a smile that will melt your heart,
Captain Nemo, or just Nemo.
Son # 4,
Ahhh, the charmer,
the whirlwind, the creative tornado,
These are the things that matter most in the world to me.
For the last few years I have been praying that God show me my life’s purpose. Surely there is something out there that I should be doing to help humanity, to serve my community, something big, something important, something life changing. At that moment in time, each class that would cancel, or things I had planned would fall through, I became frustrated and blamed the community, the ruralness or where I live, or anything else I could think of….
Early one morning, sitting quietly in prayer, I heard a whisper, a thought, an idea. Could my life’s purpose be here? At home? On the homestead?
I began to lean in deeper, pray more, listen harder, and all roads kept leading me home.
Ok, so now what?
It has been on our hearts and in our prayers that God would take our family in the direction that He wants us to go.
Guess What? He is leading us all back home.
We made the decision to home educate our children. I continue to pray that God lead our family where He needs us to go, and right now, for many deep and beautiful reasons, He needs us to be at home. Together. Living, Loving, Learning. All of it together.
Blessings are deeper and wider than I could have EVER imagined. Every day we grow in new ways, together, as a family. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t growing pains at times, there are, but there are lessons to be learned under this roof, that cannot be learned any. where. else. God lessons. Individualized lesson plans for each of us, outlined with His love. Amazing.
Sometimes you can change the world, and sometimes that change starts at home.
Happy homesteading, homeschooling, homeLIFE-ing! What an adventure!
Thank you!!! It really is a crazy wonderful all encompassing adventure! Isn’t life grand?!!! 🙂
What a beautifully written reminder for my own self to have the courage to slow down and listen within, and to realize that time is part of the process. And Wendy, your pictures are soo perfectly captivating!!
Thank you for sharing. ❤
Thank you Gina!
Time is a precious gift. Thank you for reminding me of that in the whirlwind of days 🙂 It is such a blessing to embrace each day together. These are our official ‘school’ pics this year!!!
Wow, that’s great! I think home schooling is the best option these days. Blessings to you & your family!
Thank You so Much for your encouragement! We are enjoying the blessings!
You’re welcome, Wendy. Hugs!
How exciting! And, your pictures are beautiful!
Thank you Chloe! We are very excited about this new chapter in our lives 🙂