Homeschooling doesn’t really take that long to do for preschoolers and first graders. I think Kindergarten took longer since there was so much to teach in regards to reading and writing. I am glad I have a year off from teaching Kindergarten! I thought 1st grade would be more difficult, but Leto is doing splendidly. Micah has a hard time concentrating sometimes on what I teach him, but I try to keep things interesting and fun so it is easier on him (and me). His school day is usually much shorter than Leto’s.
I recently became a member of the worship team at church. I used to want to be in it when I was a teenager, but I was a kid so I didn’t bother even asking, plus I was a miserable person at that time. No joy was in my life as my manic depression had ruled me. As an adult, I figured with young children it was too difficult to do since Rob is on the worship team every single week playing bass. The boys were too small for us both to go (and that was fine). For a couple months, one of our new pastors and his family has sat behind us at church and heard me singing harmonies and asked Rob to get me to join up (they are on the worship team as well, though not every week, to explain how they had heard me). I was going to say “no” at first because of the boys, but thought they could behave well enough if I brought them to practices, and it is true. They sit down and color pictures the whole time. During the end of the practices they do get a little bored and start running up and down in one small area, but they are quiet and not distracting. It works out pretty well. I have fun and like to get into it a bit (I worship barefoot and stomp my feet – yes, I am a little weird). I want to make sure that I do this for the glory of the Lord, and not myself. I pray that I am constantly humbled and that my focus stays on the One who created me and gave me the ability to harmonize. I’m not a great singer at all, but I can sing on key and easily can hear various harmonies. I am definitely not a soloist either, but love being a back-up vocalist. I love to work with other people! I will only be doing it possibly twice a month.
Rob and I still work with the youth group and have an entire new team of leaders there now. It has been pretty fun and I have been able to learn about the new leaders and meet new students who attend. I love them all! It is my only time without my boys each week (two hours a week) which is difficult on me still after these past 5 years as a leader, but I adore teenagers and helping encourage them in their lives. This year they have combined the Jr. high with the Sr. high, which is actually easier on me to have an extra night to spend with my family (I don’t like being without them, honestly).
Today is our anniversary as a couple. 12 years with Rob!! I have loved him since months before we started dating though. A dozen years does seem like a lot at my age, and I’m very thankful for having each of these years with him! We are going to a wedding this weekend which will be a nice way to celebrate a “date” that we rarely get!
What has your week been like? What are you doing this weekend?