We have had the pleasure of hosting our dearest friends from Oregon and wonderful Grandparents over this past month. We had such a great time of fellowship, touring, hiking, beach time, and making all kinds of memories. Most of all, we enjoyed the time spent together renewing friendships and strengthening relationships.
This is our first week attempting to make the transition back into normal life. We are working to get into the swing of things. Especially routine…Oh the adjustments! Because we home school we have been able to take days off when we need or want to, and it has provided us a great opportunity to spend time with our guests. This may mean forfeiting our summer break, and the trade off is well worth it. This way, when we have company our children get to be an active part of practicing hospitality.
As we work our way back into our typical life, that also includes academic studies. I see sullen faces…the children are working through their own feelings of saying goodbye again, facing the reality that life and work continue on after the fun is over. I am making time to encourage them that learning can also be enjoyable – fun even. Learning is a part of our lifestyle…we have much to learn and much to share with each other and others outside of our home. We are truly blessed beyond our imagination!