I don’t have anything earth shattering to post today, so I’m just sharing my heart for a bit. Hope you don’t mind. 🙂
After a CRAZY fall schedule, I am just so thankful to have a little less traveling for the next few weeks! We were in North Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio, Florida, Arizona, and California…all since September! That’s alot of travel, ya’ll. 🙂
It’s funny how I miss the simple things when we’re in a strenuous travel season–things like trying out a new recipe, or reading a good book to the children. I miss the routine of homeschooling and homemaking. The first year we were on the road full-time, I struggled with accepting and adjusting to the “new” normal. I’ve since learned that this is a God-given season of motherhood and ministry for me, and to choose thankfulness in all things (even VOMIT). There are a multitude of blessings to be found while we travel the country and fund-raise, and I don’t want to spend this time wishing for what was or for what is yet to be.
One of the awesome benefits to taking our family (and our “home”) with us on this journey is that they get to experience America and God’s incredible creation, not from a book, but totally hands on! Can’t beat the fact that we stuck our feet in the Atlantic Ocean one week and found hermit crabs in the Pacific the next. I love that.
My heart is yearning for Africa, though. Some days it feels so close I begin to daydream about hanging ruffled curtains, purchasing a property for our orphanage, and holding our first orphan in my arms. Then other days it feels like we will be fund-raising forever. 🙂
One of my little ones has dyslexia and I’ve spent an intense amount of time this fall researching tips and working with him. I’ve parented a variety of needs, but this one continues to throw me for a loop. I’m currently using All About Reading with him, and I’m loving it, but progress is slow. His mind works so creatively and he loves learning, so it’s frustrating that he can’t read the way he’d like to. Any success stories out there?
I’m hoping to work on a couple of new videos this week. (You can click here to view my practical videos on You Tube!) Tomorrow is also my first day back on Trim Healthy Mama after a break during our busiest travel season. I got the new cookbook for my birthday and I’m SO excited to try out some of the new recipes! I’ll share my favorites here, too.
Well, that’s all I have time for today. I’ll be back soon with those videos and a couple of posts that have been swirling around in my head for weeks. Remember to subscribe here on the blog so you don’t miss a single post OR “Like” my page on Facebook. 🙂
Blessings to each of you!