The Walking/Running Thing
I intended to walk on Tuesday, but my knees disagreed. So I took a day off, and Wednesday I took a short mile walk with our dog Simon. I am eagerly yearning for the days a week or two from now when this gives me energy and doesn’t make me sore and tired and weak feeling.
Mark has been home more working on his writing projects, and that has been nice. He is working on leads for other writing projects, and he continues to work at a couple part-time jobs. Our hope and prayer is that I will continue with my one part-time at-home job, and he will be able to bring in the rest of the income we need to manage our family. As always, we covet the prayers of anyone who is willing to offer them for us.
The Kids’ Stuff
The kids are all doing pretty well. We only have one playing a sport right now. Calvin is playing with the local Catholic parish’s baseball team. Their pre-season tournament games have been rained/snowed out, so they haven’t played yet. If we have a dry couple of days, they are slated to play the first of the pre-season tournament make-up game this Friday evening. No matter how Calvin really does at baseball, it is good for him to be out there with the other boys.
Evangeline just finished a year with the Kirkwood Children’s Chorale. Participating has really improved her singing voice, and they performed two major concerts, one smaller concert, and at a couple of off-site venues. She had her “re-audition” to see if she will move up to the next choir on Tuesday evening. We are waiting to hear how it went.
All of the 3 older children participated in a drama workshop last weekend. At least one of them, and possibly all three are planning to audition for a summer production of a local Christian theater group, and this workshop was to help them prepare for the audition experience.
Nevin played indoor soccer through early March. He is still my biggest reader, and he will spend as much time as we let him reserving new books to check out from the library. He hopes to play baseball on the Y’s spring instructional team starting in May.
Charis is about to finish K. It is hard to believe, but she will be 6 on May 8! She is reading, and playing, and happy. Here’s a picture that her K teacher took near the daffodils outside their school last month.
The children’s school is considering its options for next year. It may have to close if its leaders can’t find a new meeting place. Updates from the leadership sound hopeful, but no details have been given. With the school’s uncertainty about next year and the question of affordability, I continue researching all the homeschooling possibilities available to me because it seems likely that is the direction we will head with school next year.
I am satisfied with life and God’s grace that is evident in it. I have many blessings, and I see God’s hand in everything and every circumstance around me. Yet, I feel a little restless and I am not really able to verbalize exactly what I am feeling and thinking about. I am praying for peace and a more content spirit and the courage and faith to keep moving forward.