Joyful Anticipation!

      This family is bubbling over with excitement!  Every child has finished strong in school.  It’s been an outstanding year, academically, across the board.  Now, after working hard, we play hard!  We are gearing up for a fantastic, joyful, blessed summer!

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Learning Detachment

    My very favorite lesson these days in detachment.  I can suffer by my own fault, for being attached to people’s opinions of me, their judgment, actions and words.     I have come to a sharp realization that all this world will be consumed, with nothing left.  The only thing worth attaching oneself…

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Tennis

Jake and I played tennis today. What a dream come true, to have a son who is adorable, gentile, fun, and good at tennis!  We had such a ball (no pun intended).I can’t believe I have a son who is taller than I am, and who can beat me.  Just 2-3 years ago, I was…

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A Joyful May

    I have just completed my homeschool year.  The big news is that all four girls are going to school next year.  So at least for the time being, my tenure as a homeschool teacher is complete!    Sadness overcame be about that for a short time.  But Jacob and Ron talked me to…

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Serving the Chosen Ones

     For me, it is easy to be in touch with God’s calling for all of us Christians when I am living a day as a homeschooling mother of six.  The daily routine is so grueling, so exhausting, and yet so rich and glorious, that, to my mind, it has obvious resemblance to the…

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St. Faustina and Humility

    I have undergone a betrayal by a friend.       But I keep imagining St. Faustina, who was so humiliated, over and over!  That brings great comfort!     What is actually important to me? My husband.  My children.  Oh, what wonderful relationships we have.  They are worth my all in all!…

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Sleep–FINALLY!

   It all just happened.  One night last week, I decided not to go get Sebastian when I heard him crying.  So many people had advised me to just let him cry himself back to sleep.  But I couldn’t do that, with him waking so many times, I thought.    But this one night, I…

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Joy

    Having had a hard few weeks, it has been such a pleasure that my joy has returned!    It was yesterday, when we had our homeschool May Crowning in the park.  Being around the other families, somehow, God’s grace descended upon me.  I felt so happy with the choices I’ve made, spending so…

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