Sunday, 8 May 2011

adding 1 more to the mix

Yikes...  Quinn has started school!  
How time flies!  I can't quite believe that the time has come for 3 little pupils in 
my classroom!
My life is one big balancing act between the responsibilities of being a wife, mother, teacher & friend.  I feel like I've joined the circus, but I'm still in training because I keep failing to keep everything in the air.. something inevitably gets dropped. (one just hopes it's not the baby) 

This is definitely an adjustment for us.

How cute is he!
So little Quinny started his first day of school on the 18th of April.  Bless him he was so excited about it!  I was/am excited too, but trying to fit everything in has been less exciting.  I'd like to say I'm getting there, but honestly I'm really quite struggling at the moment.  Home educating has never felt so much of a sacrifice as now.  Don't get me wrong, I'm not questioning our decision to home educate.. not at all.  I'm as committed to it as ever.. just that I'm feeling the sacrifice it is for me more than ever.  I hope and pray that over the next few weeks I'll get into a good routine with it, one that works well for everyone.  I don't want to just get the job done though, I want to do it well, I want my children to love school, I don't want it to be just an education.. I want it to be enriching their lives.  With a bit of determination, a lot of help from upstairs, and perhaps a bit more sleep (hah who am I kidding!) I hope I manage to achieve this goal.

Life brings many challenges and I guess we just need to embrace them and let them change us for the better.. let them grow our characters and not let them swallow us.  Lord knows I feel swallowed many days...  so I'm working on that!  :O)  Troubles is.. character growth is usually painful.. and slow!  

“‘Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’” Isaiah 41:10


  1. Your children are proof of the great job you are doing. I know, only too well, the challenges involved, but it IS worth. It is a total sacrifice but you can never give your children a greater gift.

  2. You have so much patience and time for your kids, it's beautiful to watch. Good luck Quinny and good luck Mummy/Teacher!

  3. You are both doing such a wonderful job with your lovely Children they are such a credit to you; actions speak louder! God bless you all xxxxxxxxxx