Monday, August 6, 2012

the Monday blue's

Today was the first day of school for Graham and Drew.  They had a good day, and they got right up. 

I, on the other hand, over slept.  Yikes.  I'm praying that doesn't happen again in the morning.  Thankfully, for no reason other than it was just a God-thing, I woke up.  My alarm didn't go off or anything...I just woke up all of a sudden.

The first words I uttered this morning were, "Thank You, Lord", for just that reason.

Graham and Drew like their teachers (for the most part) and things went smoothly.  I enjoyed being home today and took advantage of the fact that I could pray for them on and off all day.  I love that feeling. 

Aren't they sweet?

Today was a free day for Jonah and Noah.  We are doing a half day tomorrow, nothing on Wednesday, then we start full time on Thursday. 

I'm a little overwhelmed, I think.  I'm trying to pray my way through it and just take things one step at a time.  I don't completely understand what is going to happen tomorrow.  There is an online conference that Jonah, Noah and I have to participate in, and after that is over, they can get started.  I think it's just not knowing every little detail that bothers me.  I am a detail freak.  I need to know every little step.  Like I said, I'm trying to just pray my way through it.

I don't know why I get overwhelmed so easily.  Sometimes I think I am my own worse enemy.  My husband has this calming effect on me...when he's here, all I have to do sometimes is just say aloud what it is I'm freaking out about.  Just telling him about my day automatically calms me down.  And boy, did the poor man get an ear full when he got home.

The puppy drove me INSANE today.  He's been very naughty and my nerves were more than just a little frayed when he walked in the back door.

Anyway, I'm better now.  For whatever reason, writing helps me, too.

So how was the first day for your kids?  I prayed for all the teachers and administrators, too...and for all my sweet elementary babies that I won't be there for this year.  I'm missing them!

Well, the Olympics are on and beach volleyball is calling my name.

Love to all!


Christy Bullock said...

Although I am not homeschooling, I understand your sentiments about details and becoming overwhelmed. I'm saying a prayer for you as you embark on this new adventure. I am sure you'll do great and get to love on your boys even more through the process.

all4boys said...

I honestly am like this with so many things! I really struggle to let it all go and let God do His thing. I am a constant work in progress, though, and usually God is teaching me something through my struggles.

Thank you so much, sweet friend! I could use all the prayers I can get!

Shari said...

Those boys are so cute! I am glad that they are liking this year of middle school so far. I have been hoping and praying that this year will be better for all three, but it isn't starting off on a great foot. It's still early though, so hopefully things will improve.

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