So far it is off to a slow start. Not for a lack of ideas but at the end of the day I choose to spend time with my hubby or prepare for the day ahead. Honestly sometimes I just choose to crash. Which I have needed a lot lately. This has been a whirl wind of a year and it is only April.
Time for my little confession. Today was the last day of our home school group and I was so excited to be done for the year! Now please do not get me wrong – I love the program, and I enjoy the wonderful families that we have met. We will even happily return in the fall but right now I am burnt out. And not just with school. Is it that we are over doing it? We are used to having somewhat of a busy schedule and we love to be on the go. I could blame it on spring fever. After all we have had some really nice warm days already this year. However I really feel like right now the Lord wants us at home. There are some things that I feel pressing on my heart and I am ready to focus on them. The Lord has been ready to help me through all this but he has been patiently waiting for me. I need to slow down and walk at His pace for I know he does not want me to feel burdened or burnt out.
So as I take this time to be refreshed in all that the Lord has for me I am hopeful that I will be able to write and share it with you also.
I had a friend recently share that she was feeling overwhelmed and posted the following verse…
“Be gracious to me O Lord, for to you do I cry all the day. Gladden the soul of your servant for to you, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you. Ps.86:3-5
I love the abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you. How comforting is that?
It has been one month to the day that my hubby decided to create Live…Love…Farm as a gift for me.
We had tossed the idea around before but never really got around to doing anything about it. Anyone out there with kids understands the “things you would like to do” list vs. “the reality of life that fits in to a 24 hour day” list. I have found that I have lots of ideas in my mind but getting them out and on this blog prove to be another story. I told hubby tonight that I need an auto save with an option to print installed into my brain!
So let’s get started…
Hi! My name is Lisa and I am a mom to 2 special need kids. They are wonderful and challenging all in the same breath. I never want them to use their disabilities as an excuse, but want their lives to be a testimony to God. They are overcomers and not survivors in this world. It does seem many times that we are under a watchful eye – as Christians, as Homeschoolers, and as a family with unique challenges. For this I think that we need to set the bar high, striving for the best and always willing to do the hard thing. The balance of that equation is to always be real and show others that our strength only comes from the grace of God. I will share my life with you – it is an open book. I have made many, many mistakes and am thankful that God uses it all for His good. I hope to learn from others as much as they learn from me. I believe that sometimes it is easier to see things in others than it is in our own life, so I am thankful for those true friends that are not scared to be real with me. Who will speak the things I need to hear with truth and love. As scared as I am of change I know that it is essential to life. I dream of a country life which everyone I know thinks is crazy. I love a good sports movie, and cooking is a great stress relief for me.