How do I know when it's been too long since I've last blogged?
When my beloved comes to me and says
that he's noticed I haven't blogged in a while. lol
When he was in Iraq, I knew he read our blog almost daily
but I had no idea he continued to when he returned home.
I'm not sure why I haven't blogged lately.
We've been keeping busy with life and tending to hearts,
and I, also, confess that my blogging motivation has been down.
The Lord has been Faithful in revealing many areas
that I need to be working on
and that it really is okay to let my blog go unattended.
In addition, my mama has been in the hospital
for the past few weeks
(she has kidney disease, congestive heart failure, and pneumonia
and underwent open heart surgery last week)
and has been unable to read our blog
and I guess I just didn't want her to miss out
on seeing photos of her grandchildren. ;o)
Though I don't have much time to write this morning,
I wanted to bring our photos up-to-date.
Also, thank you to those that were praying
for my beloved and I as we travelled to SC.
We spent four days cleaning our house there
and are praying the Lord will sell it soon.
We sure would appreciate your prayers, too.
Before I close and begin our day,
here are a few moments from our weeks past...
Carolynne doing her copywork
Beth doing her copywork
Will working on his typing skills
Ally improving her cooking skills ;o)
It's been a blessing to have her "taking over" the kitchen.
She is enjoying to opportunity to practice
her keeping the home skills, too!
Ally working with Carolynne during her piano lesson
Ally working with Beth during her violin lesson
Will and Ally working together during his piano lesson
Ally enjoying her own time at the piano
We, also, managed to 'squeeze in'
a particular event last week... ;o)
(wearing the dress that Ally made me for my birthday)
Discovering the children doing a Bible lesson together...
(and drawing outlines to go with the lesson!)
Ally's new objects of affection...
"Cutes & Puff"
Dad and Will having a 'man moment'
as they make hamburger patties together...
It was Will's first time to 'get his hands dirty'
in preparing supper on the grill...
The younger ones enjoying and examining
God's creation in their fascination...
the object of fasination...
It is such a delight to intently watch and observe
these precious blessings that the Lord
has entrusted us with!
And I delight, though not necessarily an easy task,
in tending to their hearts.
What a calling and responsibility we have as mothers!
May I not falter nor grow weary
nor pursue my own selfish desires.
May I fight the good fight and finish my course (2 Tim.4:7).
May I be diligent to know the state of my flocks
and to look well to my herds (Prov. 27:23).
May I reach Heaven's door and it be said of me
"...well done, thou good and faithful servant..." (Matt.25:21)