Friday, October 29, 2010

Overcoming Obstacles

1 John 4:4  You, dear children, are from God and have OVERCOME them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

Sometimes we can get so discouraged in our daily life. Things like finances, relationships, just life in general can be so trying sometimes. And it can make you feel like your not overcoming, but failing.

I want so bad to live a life pleasing to Him. It's not for people But I also do want people to look at my life and see Him in the things we do. I want to be a witness. That's why it's so frustrating when I do thing to glorify him, and hope that these things will be a witness to others..and then instead people see these things in a completely different light. Like adoption for example. I want to do it to reach out to a child who needs a family, and love. To show some child Jesus. To obey his word. No child should be without someone. I want to do it because I know God is putting this calling on our life (even though it seems to be taking awhile, I know He has perfect timing). Yet when I talk about it people don't see it as good but make comments like "Why?"
"That's a lot of money! Just have your own!" Or think that we are doing it to try and be cool!
And if you mention that you may do it internationally that stirs up even more trouble!
They don't see it as a family wanting to do something for God. Instead they see it as wasting money, or taking on too much. It's frustrating!!
Same thing with homeschooling.
Our landlord was over not long ago and with me right there he asked my husband..
"How much longer until these kids can go to school?"
"because as soon as they can, I'd make my wife go get a job!"
I was kinda ticked but just said "Well I'm actually homeschooling"
He looked shocked and started saying how crazy that is, that its not healthy to stay home like that all the time and that he would go crazy...I didn't say anything but it really kinda hurt that people take something I'm so proud of and something I'm making a sacrifice for and instead act like the job is the most important thing and the kids should be put last.

But then I was thinking..there's going to be things like this no matter where we go in  life. The enemy tries to put obstacles in front of us to try and get us off our path to try and distract cause problems.. But  You, dear children, are from God and have OVERCOME them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Awesome video helping the least of these...and a picture:)

I saw this on a blog I follow and just had to re-post. A man helping the least of these.This man is amazing!!! click on this link to watch the  video..I wasn't sure how to actually post the video on here.

And also going to end with a picture of my daughter enjoying the weather today.:)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Homeschooling update

I haven't updated recently about how our home school is going..We love it. I am so glad that we chose to do this. Alex is doing great and is so proud of all he has learned. We use an accredited academy that we send some of his papers in to. They check to make sure he is doing well and then send them back. Well yesterday the first pack came back in the mail. The wrote Good Job! Well done! on his papers, and he is so proud of them:0 We went to my moms last night and he had to bring along the papers and show them off to everyone. It was so cute. It makes me feel so good to know that he is learning and enjoying staying home. We are trying to think of different little field trips in the area to give the kids "hands on" learning. They love getting out so we will have to come up with some creative ideas:) I'm so thankful for my kids and for the opportunity to home school them. I have thought now and then how much more money we would have if I worked, but God has provided all our needs with just Eric working. And I'm trusting that he will continue to do so. Well I need to get off of here and eat a Halloween cookie with my kids :) But a quick picture..
my kids making lunch for me A.k.a HOME EC :)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Day at the orchard

Today ended up being a beautiful day! So we took the kids to the orchard.
They had a ball picking apples...

Nothing like hanging out in an orchard..74 degree weather. Simply beautiful.

Friday, October 22, 2010

The Lion

Just the other day I was driving down the road and saw a big dead lion on the side of the road..I told Eric " Now that's not something you see everyday" He then told me "well that's because it's not a lion you dingbat, Its a big hay bale that feel off someones truck"....I cant wait until next week when I go back to the eye doctor and get back into my contacts!! One more week!!:)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

They crack me up..

Every hear your kids say stuff that just cracks you up? It's like they see things totally different. Well I realized that all my son thinks I ever do when I get out is go to the doctors. And thinking about it I see why. Pretty much every time I  have left him with his Aunt lately it's because I have some sort of doctor appointment to go too! Like I just had an eye infection and had to have his Aunt watch him twice in a
 Anyways. The other day he said " Mom I need to go shopping and get you a sweater for Christmas. But you can't see it. Aunt E can take me, and you can just go to the doctor." Totally cracked me up...I mean can't I do something fun like get a pedicure? Or even lunch?

Monday, October 18, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Still kicking

Just letting everyone know that I am still here.. I seems like we have been fighting  never ending colds and the flu these past couple weeks. It started with the flu, then we all got the colds. We have seemed to been passing it back and fourth to each other. Saturday night I came down with a bad eye infection, so I spent all day Sunday curled up in a ball not being able to see. I was so relieved to find a doctor that was in on Columbus day. I am now taking an antibiotic for that..I'm not sure if eye drop antibiotics can make you feel bad, but ever since I have started them I have been fighting a bad stomach ache and the urge to just puke. So anyways..that's been our last couple weeks. lol. In spite of all the back and fourth sickness we did manage to get out Saturday morning and took the kids to a local petting zoo. They needed to get out!! And I'm proud to say that we have been keeping up with the homeschooling! Alexander just loves it, and is starting to sound out a few words on his own! :) So that's whats been going on around here. I cannot wait to get this house back in order since we are finally starting to recooperate. And I will end this post with a cute picture from  the petting zoo :)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Adoption Question.

I saw while researching international adoption that most of the agencies required a Eyes Wide Open class...I just wanted to know does it expire? Like could we get started on it now before we do a home study? Or is it something we have to do after we apply to a certain agency?


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