Well, we have been off from school from Novemember to December. I have been down with a very bad bought of TMJ (joint of my jaw doesn't work and I have intense muscle spasms that cause me to not be able to eat, talk, or sing---MY FAVORITE THINGS!)
We started back schooling January 5th. They are doing great. John is off of work for a while so he is teaching math and spelling. I am teaching language, science, and history. I am also teaching Abigail (Kindergarten) how to read...very fun. She loves "Green Eggs and Ham" so we read that religiously! Caleb (just turned four January 10th!) just listens in from time to time. He loves to play by himself, he can do that for hours. Mamaw and Papaw bought him a v-tech computer so he is able to participate in school with his "computer.
I have always taught the children about the Lord. Since I have been so sick, since October, I haven't been able to talk and I have not been able to talk to them about the Lord....I went in a depression. I was trapped in my body. It has been a long valley, for me, and I am glad to the Lord that I am coming out of it. I always pray with the children and we learn about the Lord. WE are getting back to it, but it is a slow process. I am taking it, truly, one day at a time...that is not just a clever phrase..it is a way of life for me right now.
Caleb had his birthday and here are a few pics.... He loves cakes. He can eat a whole cake alone! He got a guitar and a bouncing tigger from his Mamaw Erma. He got a little tikes car racing set from CoCo. He got a vtech computer from Mamaw and Papaw Tomes (mentioned above). He is our baby and I don't want him to grow up!
Monday, January 12, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
So, I was not going to make any resolutions this year...I usually skirt this issue, but God has really pressed on me to "improve" in certain areas. It is not any easy process for me, for I hate change, but I love God more than anything, and he knows more than I, so I am going with him. I am working on deep inner struggles that aren't even easy just to say out loud. But God is molding me and I trust him so much, I know that only good will come from this.
I have always made plans for my life, and God changes them for me in such a loving manner that it almost seems that my life being this good is from my ideas. Yet all my joy, happiness, love, and existence is credited to him!
Pr 16:9 A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.
I want my whole life be directed by God, and I get closer to this every year. He is really helping me. What a good God...I have been through quite a valley, and he is lifting me out of it again. I really owe him so much, that I can't repay, but he doesn't want repayment. He just loves me. That is it...He loves me and wants the best for me...I love him so much...Happy New Year everyone, God bless us all is my fervant prayer!