Monday, October 4, 2010

This is the Life

It's days like today that I can't help but look around and think, This is the life. Now, we don't have a big house or a fancy car, and our kids are dressed almost completely in hand-me-downs. Most of the time it's a struggle from paycheck to paycheck.

But, oh, on days like today....

While most families were up in the dark and the cold, hurrying through breakfast and shouting orders at each other i the rush to get out the door, drop the kids at school, and Mom and Dad to work on time, what were we doing?

Well, around eight o'clock this morning, the first little sleepy-head made her way into my bedroom, with her jacket zipped up over her pajamas. Outside it was forty degrees, and we're not going to turn the heater on yet because by the end of the week it will be back up in the mid- to upper-eighties.

By about nine o'clock, all the little sleepy-eyed children were up, wrapped up in blankets, drinking steaming mugs of hot chocolate. A little before ten, when the air had warmed up a little, we all got dressed (brrrr), did a quick straightening up of the house, then convened in the living room for more snuggling under blankets while we read in our History books and our Science books. More snuggling while we watched the last half of Desperate Crossing as part of our History work.

After lunch Becca felt it was warm enough to pull off her extra pair of socks....

This is my life. No rushing, no pressuring. Simply living, loving, and enjoying. No hurry to get out of the house and separate the family into 3, 4, or 5 different schools and workplaces. Time to snuggle, time to bake, time to read and learn and play. This is the life, people, and by the grace of God, we are living it.


  1. It is wonderful! I am so thankful for being able to stay at home and homeschool, even though it isn't the easiest life. <3

  2. I couldn't agree more. We got up and it was chilly here too. They ate breakfast and we did our errands. Came home and changed into jammies and did school downstairs where it's a bit warmer and now they are playing with the Math U See blocks and having the best time :)

  3. I know! How lucky can we get, huh?



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