Monday, April 17, 2017
Our family continues to grow! Pictured: Kaelan, our 17 year old daughter who will graduate from our homeschool next month; Devin with her husband, Justin and son Haddon; Lauren with her husband, James, and their five children Eli (in the green shirt), Chase, Ashtyn Claire, Carolina and Aidan; our 12 year old son, Jackson, in the pink shirt and our 8 year old son Caedmon in the red shorts; daughter-in-law, Anna with our son Jordan and their new baby, Andy; me, Jeff and our 20 year old son, Aaron, who will graduate with his associates degree in accounting next month.
Our busy times seem to be even busier these days!! Lauren is expecting twins very soon and has been on bed rest for the past three weeks. We've had her children for about 12 of those days and doing school with them as well as our two youngest boys. Kaelan has almost finished all of her required work for her senior year. I need to catch up in checking it and she has two series of DVDs to watch for science and history and a couple of papers to write before being officially finished. She will begin the prerequisites for nursing school this fall.
We were blessed with an unexpected visitor this Easter weekend. A young woman was traveling by bicycle from Michigan to San Antonio, TX. She stopped in Tupelo and went to the Good Friday services at our church Friday evening. I introduced myself to her and discovered she was the oldest of ten children and was also homeschooled. She stayed with us Friday evening and then Kaelan and Jeff drove her to her next starting point late Saturday morning. Easter afternoon she called, having run into some trouble. We were able to get her some immediate help and then pick her up for another night/morning at our home. Due to an old knee injury, she has opted to continue her trip in a rental vehicle. She was quite disappointed not to finish as she started, but was determined to get to the Alamo regardless. A real-life lesson for our KONOS unit study on diligence and determination. We are thankful to the Lord for putting all the details in place so that we could serve her in a time of need.
Hope you all have a great week! I'll try to update more about the past four years in our lives. We have had some major happenings, but God has blessed us greatly through them all. Now, back to the books for me!
Posted by Anita at 1:53 PM