Check out that pillow! The dots! The colors! The sentiment!
Great things are going on at Things With Wings.....they have a whole line of art put out by demdaco and will be in stores in the new year! I love this stuff. and the pillow is def going to be my first purchase.
And the winner of my patchwork shirt is......................
Chastity of Smellin Coffee!!!! You will want to check out her blog- she has a lot of really cute photos on there. (Chastity, e-mail me your address and I will get it in the mail for you)
On another topic all together. Yesterday was one of those days at our homeschooling home/school/house. One of those days where you want to run after the yellow bus to come back and take your children too. Dave and I chatted very sweetly and positively (ha) about the subject and came to the conclusion that we will keep at the homeschooling thing. For today, anyway :) :)
I love the kids to death. I love homeschooling. I love the crafts and the story time, and the time to disciple my kids, the time to learn together and explore and go on field trips, the tears and joy at finding out for the first time how our country was founded (remember I went to school in Canada- I do get a little teary when I hear some of these things for the first time). It is just that when you home school your kids, they never go home after school- they are already home- they stay. They never leave. It can be a bit overwhelming at times to have to live with your students!
I am trying not to complain too much because I do realize that I have so much to be thankful for. And that it is a privilege that I get to stay at home with my kids. I know it is a combination of me trying to get too much other stuff done plus school the kids, plus not feeling too great b/c of a cold. And we all know kids are bonkers the few weeks leading up to Christmas. So I think it is a combo of all of those things....plus throw in a healthy does of my selfishness and me wanting to do my own thing and not have to worry about them all day................................I wish it were not true- but it is and I have to confess and strive to turn away from the selfishness every single day. My job here on this earth is not to just clean my house and create pretty things all day! My job is to love and teach and serve and give!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And honestly- when I do manage to do the right thing- there are so many blessings! The blessings of giving yourself to others- it fills your heart with true joy.
That is my prayer today- that I could live with eternity in view. That I would live for others instead of myself. That I would think if Jesus and what He did for me- giving this love and forgiveness to others. Serving others the way Jesus did when He was on this earth.
Praying that we will all have a day of blessings in our homes- a day of love and giving..............................and not of selfishness!!!!! (praying for a miracle here :) :) See- I need that pillow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!