Monday, May 21, 2007
Time Travel Tuesday
For TTT we are going back to our very first blog post. Here is mine:
I started my blog twice. The first time was :
May 7, 2005
Titled: Getting Started
I can't believe I have done this! I am probably the most computer illiterate mom on earth but I seem to be posting on a blog of my own right now! I am a mom of four kids--two in college and two still at home with me and being homeschooled. I have been married for 22 years to the most wondefrul mailman around who also happens to be the greatest dad around too. I have no set ideas for what this blog will be about. I guess it will be my musings on life as a mom of 1 girl and 3 boys, a log of what we are reading, (reading is VERY important to me), and chit-chat about our homeschool journey.
The second time was almost 2 years later:
2nd First post
April 18th, 2007
.....that is how long it has been since I last posted on this blog. My how my life has changed since that last blissful post. I am now a full-time working mum. I have now placed my remaining two boys in public school--(ugh!). I am now a mother-in-law! So--here it is......I am a full time receptionist at a children's neuromuscular therapy center. It is a great job, a dream job actually, considering I haven't worked in 20 years I truly believe the Lord dropped it in my lap. While my boys are doing fine in public school, I so miss being home with them each day. They really felt like my buddies. I didn't realize how much my 11 year old was still missing being home-schooled until last night when I offered to reinstate read alouds at night. His eyes lit up and he settled right down while I read. So, the goal is to find time several evenings a week where we can fit it in. I will post later about all the books we are reading.
The other life changing event for me, was watching my oldest child and only daughter get married last August. I have never seen my *little* girl so happy....
So, the wedding is over, I am working, life has somewhat settled down for us. Of course there is always the saga of my 21 year old who is away to college. That child has given me every gray hair on my head!! :) And there is the fun of our first big vacation ever coming up this summer to Disney Land! I am sure that will be full of all kinds of fun. Until later....
My life changed a lot in two years. The day I wrote that very first post, I NEVER dreamed that I would be working full time in two years or that my two youngest children would be enrolled in public school. I have cried many tears over that, and experienced such grief that made my heart ache. We have adjusted and I have kind of learned to rest in the fact that I really think this is the plan that God has for my life at this time. Nothing stays the same and we don't always get the desires of our heart and there are positive things about me working. I guess it has taken me 45 years to realize that there is no perfect life situation. Since starting my blog again a whole new world has opened up--there are several new blogs that I really enjoy reading and the Memes are such fun--along with giving me specific things to blog about at times where I might be at a loss--kind of like grown up writing prompts. :)
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