Spend time with them; enjoy them; listen to them; and love them.
They are the most incredible people, these emerging adults,
and they can become the best friends you'll ever have."
~Diana Waring, Reaping the Harvest. The Bounty of Abundant-Life Homeschooling~
I'm feeling pretty sick (flu bug) today, so this will be short and sweet! I just want to commend my teens for their perseverance this week. Nathan is coming off of this virus, and I now know how he's been feeling for the last week and a half! Crummy! But he has kept completely up with his school work; since the worst of this, for him, happened over a 3 day weekend (PTL!!!), he didn't skip any of his classes at the community college, even though he was sick. He took his Dayquil caplets and we headed out!
The beginning of this school year was a shock to both of the guys, since it is a VERY heavy (academically) year. The first semester was one of constant falling-behind and discouragement. But they've both "picked up the pace" of thier studies, and have found a "rhythm," I guess you could call it.
And I'm very, very proud of them! It is still a hard year...but they are past the halfway point now. Lord willing, it'll be all downhill from here!
And I want to commend Bryan in advance for what he's going to do today...we have a 10 degrees below zero wind chill today, it is BRUTAL outside, and he'll be going to Kline Creek Farm this afternoon to harvest more ice from the lake! And this is telling...he's EXCITED about it!!! I just pray that none of the ewes lamb today...poor little things that are born in this weather! (Yes, there are warming lights in the barn for them...we break the "1890's living" rules in this case!)
Have a blessed week, and please say "hello" while you're here!
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