But, amazingly enough, sometimes even my sufferings can take on a life of their own and I cling to them (trying to be faithful) but forgetting that I am at the Foot of The Cross.....and in all of my distraction, failing to look up and see Who Stands Before Me (Christ Himself)
Carrying my crosses, without Christ, are worthless!
(By The Way....Our Homeschool's name was St. Maria Faustina Catholic Academy)
With a special devotion to the Divine Mercy
Yes....He is THAT Amazingly-Facinatingly-Unbelievabley Awesome All of the time and will be forever!
JESUS IN ALL OF HIS AWESOMENESS, AS MY PERFECT FATHER, TOOK THE DECISION TO PUT THE KIDS INTO SCHOOL OUT OF MY HANDS
Honestly, until the moment that His Sweet Breath first whispered the idea of regular school into my heart, I had never planned on putting the children into school. Both Jeremy and I loved our kids being schooled at home.
But, I had been quite sick and now blessed with our new little baby Isaac. Jesus so gently made it very clear that homeschooling was no longer in His Perfect Will for our family and now He was opening up a new season in our family life.
Oh my Dear Jesus, you know how I continuously second and third guess myself, always doubting my choices. You totally showered Your daughter, "Fearful Little Lamb" with this special gift of Clarity
JESUS BLESSED US WITH FAUSTINA ACADEMY
Isaac and I play and snuggle at home and each day I always have many things that need to be done while my kids are away at school, but my every thought, as I get my "daily stuff" finished, are with my 3 kids, as they are not with me.
Isaac and I count down the hours, until it is time for me (us) to see them again. Isaac's eyes light up as Madison Savannah and Nicholas run through the door. They too, are so delighted to see Isaac and hold him. Sounds a little silly, but it is true.
Jesus took this sacrifice, that I cleaved to, and replaced
it with a Trust in Him to take care of these little ones, to whom He has entrusted to me!!
SUMMER BREAK IS FINALLY HERE!
As you will notice, Nicholas is no longer in his school uniform. This child actually wears his athletic clothes UNDER his school pants, shirt and tie.....Doesn't seem comfortable to me, but I guess that any way of getting out of his uniform 10 seconds faster, must be worth hours of heat and bulkiness!
(Gemma, Claire, and Madison)
I love it
So tonight, Madison and her 9th grade class planned to go to dinner and a movie together to celebrate the end of FINALS!! This class is so great.....we are truly blessed!
I was taking the 3 teen girls to Southlake Town Square to drop them off to meet the rest of their class. About 2 hours before we were supposed to leave, I went into Madison's room to remind the girls, who I thought were just hanging out, that we had to leave at 5:30pm, so they needed to start getting ready in about an hour.......
Well, to my surprise, the "Night Out Preparations" were already underway! I walked into a room smelling of flattening irons and nail polish! Gotta love teenage girls......how could I have even thought that they needed a reminder to begin primping for this most important evening with friends?
AT THE MOVIES
So I drop the girls off at Snuffers to meet the class for dinner before the movie
4 of the boys came RUNNING full speed from across the street when the girls exited my car.....oh to be a teen again......so much energy and zeal for life!!
They had a really great time! Madison just loves these kids and I could not have hand picked a nicer group
The "middles" with their teachers on the last day of school
Thank you, Jesus for this school and for these kids and for Your absolute Faithfulness to Your children