Wednesday, June 25, 2008

It's been about a year...

since we started this leg of the journey. In some ways the year has just flown by so quickly... yet in other ways it feels like it's just been a grueling, daily struggle.

Reflecting on our lives today, I see that there has been an emotional toll that's been paid... school just couldn't get done soon enough (today was our last day). We had the option of enrolling dd2 into a course for summer school but in the end chose not. She was relieved - she was willing to take it if we wanted, but deep down really just wanted to have the summer to relax.

I'm also somewhat surprised at my own response to today: I'm not sure who is more excited to put the books away for the summer: me? or the girls? and I can let out an ecstatic scream of pure delight & relief that would challenge the best of the teenage girls in my house!!! LOL But does it ever feel good to release those emotions!!!!!

It's been more than a year since I've felt this relieved.... and I am looking forward to the next 2 months with great anticipation of: a trip to Mexico for dd1, outside projects that didn't get done last year, a trip to Creationfest for ds1, a family camping weekend in August, a bbq to celebrate 25 years, a week vacation as a family in August...

I look forward to finding ways to thoroughly enjoy our summer...


5 comments:

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh Edith........I can just absolutely "feel" the relief in your post!!!! Although I know your family will still have ups and downs....it's wonderful to have a reprieve and many events to look forward to!! I celebrate those times right along with you!!! And you can let out any girlish scream you need to.....maybe I'll even hear it all the way to my house!!!! **wink** You're certainly one inspiring and strong lady!!! Hugs!!

Suzanne said...

I absolutely hope and pray that your summer will be wonderful and relaxing. A real time for renewal, for all of you. I am absolutely green with envy of your DS1. I attended the East Coast Creationfest for 10 years with our youth group. Didn't go this year or last, and miss it. IT is wonderful!!!!

prazdance said...

Hi Edith!
Thanks for stopping by and leaving your condolences. It's comforting to know such great people as yourself are out there praying for us. Gonna "walk" with ya by adding you to my blog roll! I'm praying for you and your family also. TaTa!

Diane said...

As a fellow homeschooler, I understand your celebration. Please try and enjoy your summer, especially those family times. God is good!!!

LadyDoc said...

Dear Edith- it is wonderful to "hear" how much the summer is going to mean to you.

I hope you have a terrific summer, with lots of relaxation and tons of fun. I will continue praying for you and Florian and the whole family.

Enjoy!!!!