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The Seasons of Life

As summer is quickly coming to a close, it has brought a new season to my life.  I have been a full-time home educating mom for the last 16 years with three years of home education several years before that.  As of today, my home educating hat is put on the rack.  There may be a time in the future it is needed, but for now it is on the rack. 

Today, our last six scholars went off to school with Hubby.  Today is the first day of school at the Christian school where Hubby is teaching full-time.  This is the first time they will be schooling where home is not the classroom for academics.  (it remains the classroom for many other things!)

This day brings mixed emotions.  We knew there would be a day when Hubby stepped back into full-time Christian education.  I have prepared myself for this.  I already shed many silent tears before this day.  But I know that a door of opportunity of serving is just ahead.  God has prepared this moment for me, now I wait to see His plan unfold. 

This day is also the first time in 31 years that I am at home alone!  Yes, alone.  With 14 children someone has always been at home.  When the family attended the Christian school in the 90's...eek!  Why does that sound so far back in time?...I still had babies, toddlers, and preschoolers at home.  When we resumed home education I still had babies, toddlers, and preschoolers...then some of them grew into scholars.  Some of the scholars grew into young men and women and married, some became employed at various places.  The babies and toddlers are now scholars, two are finishing their last year of high school.  Actually over the next three/four years five will graduate, leaving one scholar!

So, here is to a new way of daytime life for me!   Stay tuned to see how life unfolds!

Back row:: Hubby (Jr. High English, Math, History teacher)
L-R:: D#7 (6th), D #4 (12th), D#5 (11th), D#6 (10th), S#7 (9th), S#6 (12th)
{yes, that is a giant Ticonderoga pencil!}


  1. Awww, what must that be like after all this time? Blessings to your pretty babies as they learn in the Christian school this year. :) Blessings to you, as you find yourself in this new phase of life. Love you! <3


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