I have written here in the past about our struggles with our little guy and school and behavior and all that. I felt that it was time for an update. He has been going to his new school for the past month and honestly I have seen the biggest difference. It is such a positive atmosphere (180 degrees from his old school) and that truly has made an impact. I think cutting down on the number of days he is at school (he only goes 2 days now instead of 5 mornings) and being at home more has also made a big difference. Overall, his whole attitude is different and while we are still struggling with tantrums and such, they have become fewer and quicker. We constantly have to remind ourselves that he is only 4!
On another note, we have officially decided to hold him out of Kindergarten one year and start him when he is nearly 6. The blessing of this new school is that they have a 5 year old class that is a kindergarten transition/readiness and had we not gotten in this spring, it is highly unlikely he would be able to get in this class for the Fall.
God does provide what we need for sure!
2:00-3:00 is the sacred hour in our house, especially during the week when DH is working and I’m here alone. It is the hour that both kids are for sure asleep in their rooms and I know that I have a few moments alone. It is the hour that I have to make a choice…
This is what I want to do:
This is what I need to do
Which do you think actually happens?
I have this horrible corner in our living room/playroom/office that I have dubbed my crafting area. I would post a picture of it, but it looks so bad right now; piled high with tons of projects to do and those done.
After thinking and thinking about the space I wanted to create, I finally figured out what I want and this is it! This is a picture from Cottage Magpie’s blog and I just love and am so jealous of her space. I told my dear sweet hubbie that this is what I want for my birthday! Cross your fingers. Hopefully I’ll post pictures of my new sewing/crafting spot in the coming months.
It has amazed me over and over again since I have been at home how God has placed certain books, verses, people etc in my life. I have felt again and again the amazing timing and provision of God. Today was one of those days. I’ve ignored this book, Sacred Rhythms, for the past week and chosen other things to do or read. It was almost like God truly led me to that book today and to this section.
We are facing a crossroads right now in our lives. We have the choice to stay in TN or possibly relocate with Larry’s job. It has been a crazy roller coaster ride these last few days and we don’t know which end is up. This is what I read today:
One of the most important lessons I have learned over the past few years is how important it is to have time and space for being with what’s real in my life-to celebrate the joys, grieve the losses, shed my tears, sit with the questions, feel my anger, attend to my loneliness. This “being with what is” is not the same thing as problem solving or fixing, because not everything can be fixed or solved. Rather, it means allowing God to be with me in that place and waiting for him to do what is needed.
When we don’t attend to our vulnerabilities and instead try to repress it all and keep soldiering on, we get weary from holding it in. Eventually it leaks out in ways that are damaging to us and to others.
Another reason we are so tired is that we are always working hard to figure things out rather than learning how to cease striving, how to be with what is true in God’s presence and let God be God in the most intimate places of our life-which is, in the end, the only thing that will change anything. We’re busy trying to make stuff happen rather than waiting on God to make stuff happen.
Exodus 14:13-14 Do not be afraid, stand firm, and see the deliverance that the Lord will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians whom you see today you shall never see again. The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to keep still.
Sit quietly at the base of the tree that is your life and begin to notice what is true about you these days. Don’t rush or try to make things anything happen. Let your soul venture out…feel the difference between trying to fix it and just being with it, between doing something and just resting, between fighting it and letting God fight it.
This is what I am sitting with today:
moving, cars, jobs, working, debt and money
each problem so big and each decision so large and all looming, how could I even begin to try and solve it or fix it?
Hello to all my crazy fans…just kidding. I can count on one hand the people who read my blog. I have decided to switch blogging software. I have seen so many other blogs using wordpress and I wanted a chance to try it out myself. It offers a ton more features than blogger so we’ll see.
I’m not closing my daisyeyes blog just yet. But check back here for new posts often and I’ll let you know when the daisyeyes.blogspot is shutting down.