Today I can finally breath a little. I'm not sure when it will begin to feel "normal" again, or for that matter if it ever will. Maybe deep down I'm uncomfortable with normal, it sounds too much like "lukewarm" to me. I want to have a living, breathing, flowing kind of faith, so...keep me on my toes Lord (but more often on my knees.)
The kids and I took a drive to a peaceful lake with a park just a few miles from our house this morning. While we were in the car I talked to them about something that Aaron and I have been praying about. We both felt that it would be good for Abby Sue and Ben to get back into school. We have heard so many good things about the elementary school closest to us. The kids here won't be out of school until the end of June, so it's been hard for Abby Sue & Ben to get connected. They have loved learning at home and truly done an amazing job with all of these transitions, but we feel isolated and see the need to build relationships within our new community. So, next week they are very excited to be a part of Jefferson Elementary, and we will be covering them in prayer every step of the way.
Homeschooling is still in our hearts and possibly in the future. We realized that we have been "homeschooling" our kids from the moment they were born, and we will continue to do so as long as they are under our roof. For us that doesn't always mean excluding public school but working together with it. We are all willing to give it a try here.
God is so good to us. My heart still aches for all of our family and friends, but His word continues to comfort and encourage my heart. His faithfulness endures. His love never fails.