It was a long one.
The air conditioning in my vehicle was hit and miss. (And I don’t like heat.)
My sixteen-year-old daughter was away from home for the entire summer. (And I don’t like transitions.)
Today we begin our "formal" school year, even though my laundry room did not get cleaned out this summer, even though I still have a few loose ends to tie up with our school plans, even though I did not read all the books I hoped to read. But this is my comfort zone, and I am entirely happy to be back to "normal".
As we begin our twentieth year of homeschooling (and the last "first day" for Kati), I petition the Lord to guide us. I acknowledge that I can accomplish nothing without His blessing. The words of this hymn voice my plea.
GUIDE ME, O THOU GREAT JEHOVAH
Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah,
Pilgrim through this barren land.
I am weak, but Thou art mighty;
Hold me with Thy powerful hand.
Bread of Heaven, Bread of Heaven,
Feed me till I want no more;
Feed me till I want no more.