How I could forget about our wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! We went down to Atlanta to spend some time with my sorority family and their families. It was a great, action packed weekend. My friend celebrated her 28th birthday with a Las Vegas themed birthday party visit my for photos from the party. Then I did a photo shoot for her which was her first photo shoot ever! Those pictures are soon to come! So through it all we were able to discuss some things we were thankful for. Jayden list included mommy, daddy, her big brother, her t.t, her toys. My list included my wonderful, supportive husband, my children, my ability to be able to stay home and home school my children, my sanity. My husband list his family, his career, his selfless wife, his health. My son list included his room, his house, the wii, his family. So as I reflect over our thanksgiving I realized that so often we are afraid to say that we love our life and that we are truly happy in fear. I am so thankful for my life, I couldn’t have planned it any better! I am truly blessed. I thank God that this was his plan for me, despite what others may think or feel, despite those times I feel weak and out of control. I know that there is a rainbow after the rain! So I thank God for thanksgiving as it that one time a year when we really take the time to reflect on our lives and see just how blessed we really are. Let us give thanks.
I am so excited as this week we will begin to blend letters to start our first process in reading. We have been so busy with traveling and attending so many different field trips. I am going to have to cut back on the field trips after this month of course! They are so fun it’s so hard. I want to her to be excited about learning and school and I feel like she learns so much on these little outings. The best way to learn is through real life experiences! We have learned all our vowels with Abeka and are moving on to blend the letter T with the vowels which is the first step to reading. I think I am more excited than she is. I love to read, I can read a book in 2 days. I want her to have this passion for reading and I think about our future readings together and having a mommy and me book club that I can share with my girls for a lifetime that will be our thing! So this is very exciting to me. Not only for that reason, but because “I” get to help her in learning how to read. I will witness her first sentence the same I way I did her first words, and first steps. I will see her eyes light up when she reads that sentence and I won’t get the aftermath because she already did it at school. I will witness it first hand and that makes me excited. At this point in her life I have witnessed all her first. I have to thank my husband and my father (God) for allowing me to witness all these first! What a blessing.