Yesterday was the 4th of July and we enjoyed the day as we celebrated the birthday of our country. We started the day off with a local parade in Demorest, Georgia.
This year we have rejoiced in the baptism of three of our children. It is truly a joy when our children come to us asking to be obedient to the Lord in baptism. "I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth." 3 John 1:4
This morning I had to drop two girls off in town and one son at therapy, so the kids and I spent the morning enjoying the view at Tower Mountain.
Summer time can bring boredom, complaining kids and tired moms or it can be a great time to relax and enjoy a less structured schedule. I often hear moms say they can't wait for the kids to start the school year again, but I am enjoying the time off and so are my children.
Every summer I have a planning day on the calendar for our upcoming school year. I invest my day choosing and refining our curriculum for each of the children. I plan our daily and yearly schedule. I also plan any field trips or places we would like to visit. The day is wrapped in prayer as I write individual academic, physical and spiritual goals for each child.