Saturday, March 31, 2007
The families in our group are so amazing. These parents are faithfully, day in and day out, educating their children. Sometimes they get very little encouragement from their families. Friends often aren't very sympathetic when they have had a hard day, saying "Why do you do this to yourself? Just send them to school." They are with their children 24/7. Their houses are messy with the creativity that is unleashed in home educated children, and, let's face it, toys, shoes, jackets, papers...They deal with their children's bad attitudes and hatred for math. They cook, clean, do laundry, run their children to music lessons, sports, co-op, church...
These parents, especially the mothers are ordinary extraordinary people. I am honored to know them.
Our co-op had a fine arts program this past Thursday. It was wonderful! The theme was "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands" The children sang songs in foreign languages, recited poetry, performed recital pieces; some that had been written by the student. They displayed their artwork.
These families show everyday that home education works.
Well done, everyone!
Monday, March 26, 2007
I know this is nearly a week late, but I wanted to wish you all a Happy Spring! I have a few daffodils blooming and some crocus'. The weather has been rainy alot here at the cottage, but yesterday was beautiful! Hopefully our mud will dry up now!
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
It is a long story, but one worth telling some day. Suffice it to say that God answered the prayers of my sweet girls, in a month's time. He can do anything!
Saturday, March 17, 2007
Soon, I will be able to put a flower bed in front of the fence and to rearrange somethings in the beds that are already there. I am not a professional gardener by any means. I just know what I like and then I rush ahead to do it. I have a great friend who is a terrific gardener and I go over and drool over her gardens. She often has shared plants with me, when hers have gotten out of hand, and I in turn do that with others. Right now I have an abundance of Iris's. I will need to divide them up, and send them to new homes.
This year I plan to add a new climbing rose, can't you just see it rambling over the fence? I can't wait!
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
When I returned home, I not only had excited children meet me, but my husband had put up some picket fencing I had been wanting for a long time! When it is all done there will be an archway over the sidewalk and a flower bed in front of the fencing. Also there will be climbing roses, hollyhocks, boxwood, lavendar, Iris, purple coneflower, daisies...ahhhh, I can't wait.
Monday, March 12, 2007
We like to practice hospitality at the Cottage, and I hope you feel welcome here. I trust this will be a place of encouragement and friendship.
I have a wonderful husband, and 6 great kids. We home educate. Some of my interests are homemaking, decorating, gardening, sewing, taking tea, reading and Jane Austen.
So again welcome, make yourself at home.