We had an unplanned day at home this past Monday. Faith got sick, which meant that Miller and I would be at home from school. This also meant that there was no way I was going to get Wilson to go to school if everyone else was at home. He had a pretty convincing argument – he said that he wanted to stay home to “play” because he didn’t get to play at school. I reminded him that he got to go to recess and lunch but he said that “in lunch we only get to talk. That is not playing.” And…..I was won over and he got to stay home. I have to admit that I selfishly let him stay home because I knew that he would help entertain Miller while I cared for Faith. Other than Faith being sick, It was a very enjoyable day. The weather was warm enough to wear shorts and the boys had a new game which included filling buckets full of water, building sand walls, and flooding the sandbox…and my yard.
I sat on the back porch, watching the boys play in the sandbox while I read my home school book. I was almost I tears thinking about how much I love my children and how excited I am to spend more time with them this summer and next year. Summer can’t get here soon enough!
I have wanted to home school my children for the last three years. I am finally going to be able to achieve my dream of doing that next year. It says in the Bible, “Delight yourselves in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.” I will be given the desire of my heart – home school my children. My children bring me so much joy. I want to spend more of my time enjoying them while they are this age, because we will never be back here again. I look back with such fond memories at the time I spent with the kids when they were 1,3 and 5 . I miss those years. I don’t want to look back at this time of life and have any regrets.
I stumbled upon his Robert Frost poem which sums up my feelings exactly…
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by,
and that has made all the difference.