I learned today that our baby was a little boy! His name is David Jonathan, and he is with his big sister, Lily Hope, in Heaven. I am sad that I won’t get to meet him on this earth, but I will never, ever, regret that he was conceived! God is the author of life, and he does not make mistakes. I don’t know God’s reasons, but I do know His ways are perfect and I can trust Him.
David means, “beloved, friend,” and Jonathan means, “God has given.” It is so sweet to think of Lily and David, sister and brother, friends together in Heaven! God HAS given us this precious gift, and we just have to wait a while until we get to meet him. David was made to live forever. He and Lily will be waiting for us.
I know that many women experience miscarriages, and a lot don’t want to talk about it. Everyone grieves differently. I do want to talk about it. I find healing through talking and writing about my memories of pregnancy and loss, … Continue reading →
Chores are a beneficial part of life for any family, but in a large family, they are absolutely essential for survival! I’ve written frequently about chores in the past: why they are important how to teach kids to work … Continue reading →
Twelve is a quite the important year for girls! This is the year that many transition from girlhood into young womanhood. Physical changes, emotional changes, spiritual maturing… these often seem to take a giant leap in girls around age twelve. … Continue reading →
Last year, our family began using BiblioPlan for our History, Bible, and Literature studies. Having used it for a while now, it seems to be a good time to share our experience, for anyone who may be interested in using … Continue reading →
This year to celebrate Independence Day, we attended a patriotic concert at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens. The concert was part of the Fort Worth Symphony’s Concerts in the Garden series that they do throughout the summer. We packed a picnic dinner, … Continue reading →
Note: Children’s names are not their real names. We use anonymous blog names to protect their identities. The Whole Crew Michael and Michelle Ashlyn Timothy Olivia Young Mike Chelle William Samuel Joseph Faith Joy Share this… … Continue reading →
It’s that time of year again, folks! Homeschool convention season! Yay! Does anyone get giddy over this? Am I the only one who thinks homeschool conventions are like Disney World for homeschool moms? This year I had the pleasure of … Continue reading →
Back in July, I posted our curriculum choices for the school year. Typically as our school year begins, I tweak and change my choices a bit. This year, however, I did a lot more than tweak. I changed things up … Continue reading →
Recently I shared the reasons why a) after fourteen years of homeschooling, I decided to begin using a core curriculum that I had never used before, and b) I chose to make the switch in the middle of a school … Continue reading →
Sometimes you need a fresh start, even in the middle of a school year. Over the past fourteen years of homeschooling, I’ve developed a particular love for teaching several subjects: Bible, History, and Literature. These three have truly been the … Continue reading →
New Year’s Eve has typically been a joyful time of celebration and meaningful traditions for our family, but this year, there is a deep sense of sadness that overshadows the festivities. This year, God is bringing faces to my mind. Faces … Continue reading →
Sometimes I toss around the idea of giving up this blog, as I rarely get around to posting anymore. Life seems to become busier and busier with many homeschooling, parenting, and household responsibilities to juggle. There’s also the rather discouraging idea that a … Continue reading →
Just popping in to give a little attention to this poor, neglected blog, and to share some photos from our recent trip to Pennsylvania – our first visit in two and a half years. Family and Friends Flight 93 Memorial Ark … Continue reading →
We do a lot of laundry around here, folks. That should come as no surprise, since there are twelve of us that live here, but it still boggles my mind how much laundry detergent we go through. Years ago, we determined … Continue reading →