Ours has been a summer filled with twists and turns.Â Â I was planning to travel to Nepal for the birth of my fifth grandchild, but then a major earthquake brought my daughter and her family back to the states for the birth of Miss Rosanna Texas – the cutest little cowgirl you’ve ever seen!Â Then I thought I’d be traveling back to Nepal with those precious grands, but health issues are keeping our world travelers rooted stateside for now. So here we sit, waiting to see how God is going to work all things together for good, which we are certain that He will!!
In the meantime I am turning my attention toward a new season of life. After twenty-seven years, I have completed my course as a home educator. Whew! What a journey it has been!! I have always had a “love-hate” relationship with home education, and now I both love and hate the thought of being done. I have many good memories and many hard memories of our homeschooling journey. It has been the best of times and the worst of timesâ€¦. I am glad we did it though. I have grown and learned so much, and I think my kids have learned a little along the way as well. ðŸ˜‰. Technically I still have two high school students, but their academic needs are better met at the community college this year. I get to go on being Mom, but I can put down the “whip” that I have been using to drive them forward academically. I become a cheerleader rather than an instructor/administrator and that is kind of nice.
Where do I go from here? There are so many different paths before me – some of them desires that have been on hold for twenty-seven yearsâ€¦ At my husband’s request one of those paths is Bethlehem Harvest. This little business serves as both supplemental income for our family and an opportunity to meet real needs for our customers, many of whom have become special friends. I look forward to investing more time in providing our customers with wholesome foods, teaching bread classes, and sharing ideas that promote healthy living.
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