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I am happily married to an amazing military man who spent 9 years enlisted and is now an Officer in the US Army. We have two amazing boys who are not so little any more! They still infuse every moment of every day with creativity and energy, and make my life an adventure.  I was educated at home, and am now teaching our children - second generation homeschoolers! I try every day to become more like Jesus Christ, and to love like HE does. If you want you can try and catch me at bethylovesandy@yahoo.com

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"For the Lord gives wisdom. From His mouth come knowledge and understanding." Proverbs 2:6 NKJV 
The Message translation puts it this way "God gives out Wisdom free, is plainspoken in Knowledge and Understanding."

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Monday, August 18, 2008

A round-about comment

My Mom forgot her password to sign into blogger, so rather than leave comments on my page, she E-mails me her response. This was the response she sent in reply to "the opposite of homeschool wonderland". I just wanted to share it. 
Dearest and most precious Bethany,
I sincerely hope that the rest of the day and week go better... do not get discouraged, you ARE doing the right thing. Little boys (and girls) pee (or poop.. Mary at the mall) their pants and run around naked (Emilee) and write sloppy (Mary Faith STILL) and have trouble reading (Kelsey) and break bones (Emilee again)and get lost (Mary again) and yell at their sibling (probably all of you at one time or another). BUT you are doing the right thing and it is wonderful and they grow up really quickly and leave the house and then you are alone and reading for a few days is nice then you want to hear all the noise and laughter and you get sad and decide to just go and visit the grandkids so you can experience all that you get tired of right now.. again...I LOVE YOU  MOM!

It makes me appreciate my life, RIGHT NOW, EXACTLY how it is... because time WILL keep moving forward. 

4 comments:

mom0ktdid said...

that is awesome!

Anonymous said...

Mom...My hand writing isn't that sloppy. Kelli said she liked my hand writing so there...hahaha I do love what mom wrote though...I hope to get the same encouragement when I have kids =)

Marcy said...

That was a very sweet, encouraging letter that your mom wrote for you!

Kelly said...

Aww, I love your mom! We had "one of those weeks" last week with the homeschooling, and I'm praying it was just "one of those weeks" and not a pattern Aaric's planning to get used to! I LOVE reading encouraging notes from the homeschooling Mamas who have grown kids now. They are so good at seeing the big picture, rather than the little things that drive us crazy from day to day. (And Mamas in general, but in this case, specifically, homeschooling ones.)
My issue lately is with math memorization. I can deal with 1st grader handwriting, but not an 8 yr old having to think for 10 minutes to decide what 5+2 is!