Here's our group up at the top of Mt. Rainier at Paradise
Next week we are starting our 17th year of home schooling. I'm hoping to be more involved in the schooling this year, after letting either my sister Cindy, Amy and Natalie do most of it the last few years of which I'm extremely thankful to them for all their hard work. This year Natalie has said that she will come over twice a week to help with Luke in the morning and Cindy will continue to come twice a week, freeing me up to focus on schooling the other kids. Our number one focus this year will be to see how many Bible verses we can memorize as I feel we have lacked in this area the last few years, then of course we will still have math, reading and writing each day, with science thrown in there and some living history readings, piano lessons once a week, the YMCA twice a week and I'm sure there are other things that I'm forgetting right now. I am also going to try to go to the YMCA with the kids this year, this will be first time I'm back at the Y since Luke's accident, a lot of the people there have thought at times that Amy was the mom, since she was so faithful to take them each week, of which I'm so grateful for her help.
I really feel like I need to make homeschooling more of a priority in my life to pour into my other children's lives, Luke has dominated my life for so many years now, not because I have wanted it that way but because it has needed to be that way. Would you be willing to pray that God will allow me to make these changes in my life, that some how I will be able to balance the need for all of Luke's appointments and medical needs with the needs of my other children? I'm going to give this new schedule at least a 3 month period at which time I will re-evaluate how it is all working out.
I have to have Luke at the hospital at 7:45 am Wednesday morning for a ultra sound of his stomach and digestive tract and then we go in for a x-ray study of watching how long it takes him to digest his food. Needless to say it will probably be a full day there. Will you join with me to pray that he does fine and that everything shows to be working fine? I will let you know how things turn out.
Love in Christ,
Luke's Mommy Sue