Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Getting back to normal...
When the toenails get painted, you know things are getting back to normal! Physical Therapy started for my ankle - and I'm making some progress. No walking for a few more weeks, but at least I'm able to bear some weight on the foot.
The girls continue to do well and we are homeschooling through the summer. The novelty has worn off and now it's pure work - not something they look forward to - but something that must get done each morning. Jenny is doing 4th grade Math online with BJU Press, and I'm working both girls through 1st grade reading, phonics, and spelling. I especially like the compositions they write each morning -what a keepsake they'll be some day!
Sarah continues to be critical of her sisters and lazy with helping - so the hammer came down this week. She prefers the boss lady job - which doesn't fly as the youngest and least willing. Jenny has come full circle and is an incredibly diligent and conscientious child - but also likes to point out the deficiencies of Sarah - so we're working on that. Both girls couldn't be more different - leading to constant arguments - but they're both wonderful in their own special ways. We just need them to see that in each other!
I am learning to slow down and listen to God. I am realizing how weak I really am - and how strong God is. I am learning that God has a very low priority in my daily life - and busy-ness is what has become an idol for me. This injury and "imprisonment" may work out for my deliverance - as Paul so aptly put it. :)
Thanking God for his provision and training in my life. Blessings, Kim