Wow, was this a busy week! I wanted to record videos of the girls reading buuuuut here I am and it’s already Friday evening and I still haven’t wrote this week’s Musings. I will record those…soonish. So without further ado:
1. Firstly, school is going great. Elli is doing great with her reading and math. Aubi is reading above her age level and is able to learn concepts so quickly. Isaac is learning shapes, colors, and animals. Ollie is learning how to open and close doors and all sorts of other wonderful mischief-making skills. This week was also our first week back to speech for Elli.
2. This week I did something completely out of my comfort zone, but something I should have been doing for years: I shared the gospel this week with a couple of men that came to the door. I did a terrible job and am truly embarrassed (seriously haha), but God is greater than my abilities and I’m determined to face my fears of sharing the gospel with everyone. People don’t save people, God saves people and I have faith that God can soften even the hardest of hearts despite my own shortcomings.
3. Some cuteness from our week: Isaac’s new obsession is a book on fighter planes. We have to read it several times a day and he’s takes it with him everywhere we go. To be fair, you never know when a book like that will come in handy. Better to be prepared. And, though you may not believe me, I seriously don’t mind reading it a billion times. It’s an extensive book with tons of interesting facts. Not only does it go into the parts of a fighter plane and the different types, it also goes into the history and tells stories of famous pilots. Basically, I am now a leading expert on fighter planes. Not to brag or anything.
4. Also, I got to photograph a friend and her little boy last weekend and it was amazing. Photography has been an amazing creative outlet for me – it seriously makes me so happy. Here are a couple of my personal favorites from the session.
I’m sure I’m forgetting tons of wonderful things that happened this week. Actually I know I am. Hopefully I will get better at the soon. I am really enjoying this though. If anything, this will be a wonderful keepsake for my kids someday. Or an embarrassing splotch. One or the other.