Monday morning, September 17.
We are beginning our third week of our last year of school . . . Bekah's senior year and my twenty-eighth and final year of homeschooling. I will probably talk a lot about "lasts" this year because I will notice them all.
This world of "lasts" is bittersweet. In many ways, I hate to be finished with homeschooling. It is a lifestyle for us and I can hardly imagine not doing it. Homeschooling is a huge part of who I am. But there is great satisfaction in (almost) completing the course and seeing all of my children walking forward with the Lord. There is great joy in being able to say no regrets. Not that I haven't made mistakes along the way, demanded too much or too little, chosen a wrong book or curriculum, left some learning gaps. But . . . no regrets that we walked the homeschooling path. No regrets that we built up so many memories over the years. No regrets that I spent so much time with my children. No regrets that we all learned together to rely on our Father to direct our steps.
Ron returned to work after a week of vacation. It was a working vacation for sure!
We're continuing to make progress in the kitchen (I told you all about our plans ~here~) and a lot of things were checked off the list this past week. I will share the details in a future post, but I need about a week or so to treat the butcher block before I can use the counters and then there is some painting to do. In the meantime, here's a sneak peek!
I am hoping to squeeze in some fallifying!
Autumn is getting a slow start around here. Weather-wise, it hasn't happened. But I am ready to do a little fallifying in the house this week. Fall has to be here soon, right?!
Traveling a country road yesterday, we passed a farm with some beautiful Cinderella pumpkins for sale and I gasped! Ron, sweet husband that he is, turned the van around and headed back to the pumpkins. I chose one, and then a few unusual gourds, and then the girls each selected a white pumpkin for their rooms. And so now I am off to a running start . . .
What is happening on this September Monday in your world?