It’s been a while! Time flies and the sweethearts are growing along with it. I am simultaneously hurrying from one adventure with them to another while also trying to slow down and breathe in each precious moment with them. I can relate to the spinning feeling of the homemade tornadoes!
I noticed the following quote on my calender. It’s been there all month but I finally saw it and absorbed it today:
That sums up quite nicely why I can’t help but get out the camera each day, even as we do things that probably seem so simple to others. I don’t see homeschooling as mundane or boring. I see each learning moment, each frame with my kids as art. Teaching them gives me scenes full of wonder as I look at the world through their eyes…with amazement…and excitement. The world has magic and adventure.
I see them and their expressions and I am reminded of how I want to see the world, new and amazing…
Here are some pictures from today’s adventures. The pictures may look redundant to some but I see the sparkle and joy changing in their faces like a ripple from second to second as they watch their own glitter-filled tornadoes spin…
There are still moments as a woman where I wish I was doing “more.” I have songs not yet sung and books not yet written. And maybe some distant day it will be the right season for those adventures. Too often I realize it’s been one day too may since I showered and I still haven’t gone in and had my hair trimmed like I planned or cleaned my house like I planned…but I have done so many better things that I couldn’t have planned. Because you can’t plan a perfect, precious moment with a child. You just have to be there, present, to catch it.
In finding the quote I did today I was led to another: