except as August approaches each year.
Something about reading other mama's posts
about all lesson planning, curriculum choices, and scheduling for the year
always makes me stop and think for a moment.
Are we doing enough?
Then I take a deep breath,
stop looking at everyone else, and watch my children.
I see the older girls...
drafting emails, planning and coordinating a major event that they are hosting for friends (which was all their idea to begin with), budgeting money, attending two different living history camps, teaching and caring for the littles, trying new recipes, honing music skills on several different instruments, cultivating drawing and lettering skills, participating in a virtual book club, making movies with friends, blogging, writing letters to friends, observing and participating in therapy and counseling with the littles, signing songs, watching musicals, amazing me with their knowledge of facts and trivia, swimming, playing games with friends, crafting, developing photography skills, completing unit studies on their own, and even trying to keep their math skills fresh (though that one is per mama's request;)
And that's when I know...
We ARE doing enough...
more than enough.
We are embracing life learning and what it means for our family.
Our journey won't (and shouldn't) look like any other,
because it's our journey.
We anticipate twists and turns,
steep hills and deep valleys as
we navigate this journey together
though life and its uncertainties.
Our daily life has changed so much since adding the littles,
and we anticipate plenty more change in the future.
But through it all, I see these girls on fire for
learning new things,
cultivating existing skills,
planning and dreaming for the future.
And then I relax.