Quote from "Stepping Heavenward" by Mrs. E. Prentiss

"She says I shall now have one mouth more to fill and two feet the more to shoe, more disturbed nights, more laborious days, and less leisure or visiting, reading, music and drawing.

Well! This is one side of the story, to be sure, but I look at the other.

Here is a sweet, fragrant mouth to kiss; here are two more feet to make music with their pattering about my nursery. Here is a soul to train for God; and the body in which dwells is worthy of all it will cost, since it is the abode of a kingly tenant. I may see less of friends, but I have gained one dearer than them all, to whom, while I minister in Christ's name, I make a willing sacrifice of what little leisure for my own recreation my other dear darlings had left me. Yes, my precious baby, you are welcome to her time, her strength, her health, her tenderest cares, to her lifelong prayers! Oh, how rich I am, how truly, wondrously blest!"

Friday, May 6, 2016

India, Homeschooling, graduation, girl's weekend, great reads, and rest

It has been a while since I've had time to blog.  I finally took a deep breath from the busy-ness of the past year.   There are so many things I would like to write about as you can tell by the title of this blog.   However, it's late Friday night.  I will be writing on all those things asap.   I'm excited about them all.  We had graduation rehearsal tonight for child number 4.  I'll say what every old person says, "Where has the time gone?"   Except I know where they went.   Years of school, church, co-ops, friends, family, great days, hard days, days of disappointment, days of thankfulness, sick days, messy days, and fantastic-joy filled days.   It's been and continues to be an adventure.   So tonight as I await my little girl's arrival from an out of town birthday trip, I'm thanking the Lord for allowing us the privilege of raising children for His kingdom.   I'm trusting He will take my meager attempts, successes and failures, and bless them.   I'm thankful that He is giving me 4 more chances to lean on Him and grow as a Mom and teacher.  Tomorrow we watch our fella walk across the stage and towards the next stage of his life.  What an exciting day.

I'll add some graduation pictures later.   Good night and God bless.

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