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Weekly Wrap-up

Not much to report here. Still doing our daily work: Bible, current events, literature, math, grammar, personal reading, throwing in some science, doing some creative thinking on Minecraft, and getting lots of extra P.E. time now that the weather is nice (playing frisbee, softball, working out, running, walks, playing at the park, and fishing.)

Big sis joined us one day for school and wanted to do a little teaching, which was alright with me.

The family experienced some lessons in receiving personal attacks this week. The world is a hateful place, folks. Ugliness, pure ugliness. I can't say we completely turned the other cheek as, perhaps, we should have. It's hard to react instead of respond. But when your family is being attacked ... whoa, Nellie! We are like a lion den with a whole bunch of mama lions. Even though we strive to do things as the Lord would want us to, this Resurrection weekend provides us a time to realize that Jesus died for our inevitable failure to do so.

But we ended our week gathered together as a family, cause that's what families do. We spent all day on Friday together, doing some work around the house, having dinner together, coloring Easter eggs, and watching a movie. Today and tomorrow there will be more of that, with some pretty weather and fun activities. I am so grateful for the life we have built, for the marriage Rick and I have and for the kids we have the honor to parent. We are imperfect, absolutely, but there is a lot of love and commitment here, and it brings me immense joy.


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