We have enjoyed more times of Selah this Christmas then we have in a very, very, very long time. I think it had to be the fact that we made a definite, concerted, intentional effort.
It has felt so good and was so needed.
We’ve walked together.
We’ve read books, together.
And we’ve played games, together.
Left-Right-Center, Spoons and UNO. Even Ruby can roll around the middle of the action.
It has felt so good to this mama’s soul. All of us needed it desperately.
Daddy headed to Africa about 5 days ago and will be gone for awhile. We love when he is there with Emma and now the team has begun to arrive. They have lots of work ahead of them…I can’t wait to hear the stories.
Lastly, we start back to doing our school work. I was laughing last night. A few months back we changed all our curriculum entirely and our way of doing school. I mean completely. This mama needed a major change. We’re in my 26th year of homeschooling and this mama needed an overhaul in the whole thing.
So to my complete surprise, a few times over the break, the kids have actually asked when we get to start school again. I kind of thought I must be dreaming – ha! Well last night I mentioned that school starts in the morning and several of them responded with a “Woot-Woot!” They weren’t even kidding.
So I guess we could say that the New Year is off to a bang and they are actually excited for Christmas vacation to end. And all I know is that that after 26 years of homeschooling, that *definitely* hasn’t happened before.