Friday, September 13, 2013
This week was supposed to be our first week of our new school year. We got off to a pretty good start, with our Schultüte (school cones). I had planned on having a fairly light first week, getting to know our school books and working on a couple of things we needed to finish up for reviews.
The first two days went pretty well. The third day was all right, but I confess I experienced some frustration while we were working on Spanish, and actually cried because I felt like I was incapable of teaching my children anything. That night I came down with a fever, and it seems to have become the full-blown flu. It's not the fun first week I'd envisioned, by any means.
You know what, though? I have so much to be thankful for. My girls are old enough to take care of their little brother when I need to rest. They've done a great job, and they've blessed me more than I can tell you.
We've had a rough month at our house. Lots of illness, and nothing has gone according to plan. If the girls are getting sick too, as I think they might be, it could be another week or two before we can really get started. We will be all right, though. God has taken good care of us, and even though I feel overwhelmed, there hasn't been anything I truly could not handle, just as He promises. I am grateful. One of the beauties of homeschooling is the flexibility, and we will get done what needs to get done. If it's not in my ideal time frame, that's OK. We will keep on keeping on.