|An unusually warm winter- picnic with one of her sweet friends|
We are coming to the end of this season of renting a house. We are finally ahead of the disaster of selling our beloved "White House" in Atlanta and paying such an ENORMOUS amount at closing (due to the changing economy). Our savings has a down payment stash waiting and our debt is so very low. No car payments currently (Help my old car to continue on, Lord!). We are ready to buy a house and just BE. And we have been so blessed- even in these transition years. Life has been good- trials and all. Because He is good and faithful.
The boys have thrived in the homeschool/co-op life! Joshua doubled up on studies and is skipping his eighth grade year! He has made all As- even with taking double math classes! He will be ready for Geometry in the fall. He is going to begin an amazing Engineering course on-line that will continue with 4 credits by graduation. His academic ability is simply a gift from God. I hope he will always be a good steward of it!
Jack is really doing so well. He has by far found his nitch the most and loves this lifestyle. He will complete his freshman year with three honors classes under his belt. He has a 4.3 so far. He works so hard. Latin, honors classes, ACT practice every day. The boy is compliant and trusts me completely when I give him hard assignments. His willingness to work hard- even when he can't fully understand how it will be rewarded down the line-is amazing. He takes driver's ed this summer and then gets his license on July 31st. That event will mark a brand new chapter in our lives...I'm not quite ready to turn the page.
It has been such a sweet year. So many developmental changes with two teenagers and a preteen. But it has been so good to see them grow in wisdom AND stature. Looking forward to spring with happy anticipation!