"Lo, Children Are An Heritage of the LORD: and the Fruit of the Womb is His Reward" - Psalm 127:3
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Finished Wood Splitting, and Autumn Colors
This is where my ten year old and I left off on Saturday in our splitting and stacking of my in-laws' woodpile.
Monday I went back over and worked all day to finish the project. The ten year old was at Science Camp Monday and Tuesday, so I worked on this alone.
I finished another 2 1/2 rows, and split 4 or 5 wheel barrows full of kindling.
You can see the kindling pile a little better in this photo - along the wall behind the log splitter.
We've been having some school woes. This is the unhappy kid hiding in a box after school. He was all doubled over with his face to his knees until he heard the camera turn on. He got a timeout yesterday because he punched an ipad. They were trying to use it to bribe him to go to library time. Every day he's been very upset - near tears - telling me he doesn't want to go to school. He only goes 2 hours a day, 4 days a week, and mostly just for speech and occupational therapy, but it's been a real challenge for him. Not sure how that's all going to end, but we're going to hang with it at least through the end of the month, then decide what to do. I'm sure part of it is just the adjustment time. The other part of it is that he spends a lot of his time in the "life skills" (special ed) room, but all the other kids are considerably older than him and are dealing with bigger disabilities than he has, so it is very intimidating to him. I'm starting to think he would do better incorporated into one of the regular kindergarten classrooms. One of the teachers is a former special ed instructor.
The trees in town are all such beautiful colors this week. I took a minute to drive around town and snap a few pictures.
I do miss the deep reds and oranges of the trees in the south from when we lived in NC. But this is home and I love it here. Autumn has always been my favorite time of year. I hope it lasts a good long time, and that the super cold weather takes its time getting here.
I'm a born again believer in my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ the Son of God. I am a very happily married wife and a homeschooling mom of five of the greatest kids in the world. We live in a little mountain town in Wyoming, which we love. I enjoy reading and studying God's Word, homeschooling my treasures from Heaven, sewing and doing all sorts of crafts.
Shelter~"That which covers or defends from injury or annoyance. The state of being covered and protected; protection; security. He that defends or guards from danger. To cover from violence, injury, annoyance or attack. To defend; to protect from danger; to secure or render safe; to harbor."
"The Bible calls debt a curse and children a blessing; but in our culture, we apply for a curse and reject blessings. Something is wrong with this picture." Doug Phillips
Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. Psalm 127:3
Cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow... For babies grow up, we've learned to our sorrow... So quiet down cobwebs, dust go to sleep... I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep!!
You may have tangible wealth untold: Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I you can never be - I had a Mother who read to me. ~ Stricklan Gillilan