“Mom, can you do something with me tonight?”
Yesterday, I stumbled upon a blog post that literally made me laugh out loud. The author, a former teacher, shared her views on the shortcomings of homeschooling. Not academically, mind you (“most of them were at or above their designated grades as far as proficiency”), but in terms of… wait for it… socialization.
All those clichès? They’re true.
I have no idea where the time went.
It was too fast.
And no, I wouldn’t trade it for the world.
Sometimes we have to stay focused. Sometimes we need to think bigger, and to forget the small things for a season.
Yesterday, Mathaus received the packet.
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Birdie turned seven Monday. Our seventh child, with the middle name Seven, celebrated her seventh birthday. I know I sound completely cliché, but I don’t know where the time has gone. She should still be a preschooler. And yet, she’s not.
Just this past weekend, my 15-year-old son and I spent a night and day searching for a little white box in the woods during an ongoing downpour.
I can think of about a million more things that might have been more comfortable — even at moments more enjoyable — than getting soaking wet, but, as members of the Civil Air Patrol, we were training for search-and-rescue missions in the wild woods of Tennessee.
Do you know what missionaries were created to do? Spread the Gospel.
Do you know what missionaries spend a good chunk of their time doing? Raising funds.