I'm happy to report that things are hopping here at the troops! In spite of multiple "trials", we are moving along towards the end of the school year.
The Coach and Son #3 made it safely back from their trip NE. Had a fabulous time! I'm enjoying the fact that we are all together for a bit before the next adventures begin. It is NICE to be together.
After the car accident (the Odyssey is now in the shop and we are driving a loaner), we've also dealt with a stolen credit car number, an eye emergency (she's fine!), a dental emergency (taken care of with lots of time at the dentist, yesterday), an 8th grade girls party at our farm over the weekend, countless chiropractor appointments, and lets not forget - free breakfast at Chick-fil-A all week! Except we've only made it there, once. And did I mention that knee pain is keeping me from my daily runs? Ugh.
One of the kids said, "Mom, what is the DEAL with our family, lately?"
And I know what he means.
That expression, "When it rains, it pours"?
I'm feeling it.
But in spite of it all, God is faithful. He's provided. Comforted. Cared for us. I've seen character growing by leaps and bounds in my kiddos. Particularly the ones who have been going through these trials, of course. And even in the Coach. Who is already such a strong, Godly, man of character that it amazes me.
No there hasn't been a lot of time for relaxing. Sitting down, even. Certainly not for blogging.
But only 7 more days of early mornings. . . packing 8 lunches. . . signing notebooks. . . washing and filling water bottles. . . washing school pants at night. . . listening to reading, math facts, study sheets, verses. . .
Now that I think about it? I'm going to miss it. I can't believe another school year is coming to an end.
I'm going to miss our fabulous, sweet, capable, amazing teachers. How I love them! I'm going to miss the content of what my kids are learning every day. I'm going to miss the "community" of our school and how much I love that my kids are all there, together, with their daddy, uncle, papa, cousins. . .
Well, I guess the cousin part won't change - it will just move to our back yard!
Yay for Summer!
So in the meantime, I'll enjoy the end of the year festivities, assemblies, parties, class events. I'll take lots of pictures that will never make it off my computer (or camera, honestly), I'll fix hair and help choose clothes and keep packing those lunches and buying those snacks. I'll help the Coach and Son #1 and Daughter #2 gather the things they need for their mission trips. I'll keep filling out forms. . . SO many forms! I'll keep driving back and forth, back and forth (and putting gas in the van!). I'll keep letting the answering machine take care of the phone calls. I'll keep piling the mail up on the counter and throwing the clean laundry in the living room chair.
Because Summer is coming!