Monday April 22, 2019

Isaiah 12:2 Surely God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid, for the Lord God is my strength and my might; he has become my salvation.

Jeff stayed home with the kids today to work on school while I headed to the hospital for baby time and donation sorting. My time at the hospital was wonderful, snuggling and loving on the sweet littles ones. I love my time there, but it is absolutely heartbreaking to play with these children and watch them laugh and smile, but as soon as we pack up to leave the tears and screams begin. I can’t even begin to share the ache in my heart everytime I see their eyes fill with tears when we leave and watching them reach out their arms just begging to be picked back up.
I guess school was pretty successful. David will finish with his common core math lessons this week and should be able to finish up the rest of his work by next week. Lucia is not far behind, but she will be finishing up First Grade, since she completed the Kindergarten curriculum in about 3 months. It seems that Anjali also has another 2 weeks and she will be done with all of Grade 6 plus Grade 7 Math. I am so thankful that God has given us all the strength to finish out this year of homeschooling. God has definitely been my strength throughout this task. This was very challenging for me and I know it was for Anjali and David too, I think because Lucia has never been in a formal school it was easier for her to transition into the homeschooling routine.
Jeff isn’t feeling so great today, so after teaching the kids he went and took a nap. The kids played with their friends downstairs, catching up for lost time since they were on vacation this past week. I think they are very excited to have their playmates back. The older kids came inside and played Exploding Kittens, a game I picked up while back in the US, while Lucia and her friend played downstairs. It was otherwise a relaxing evening with leftovers for dinner.
I love this scripture reading for today. It affirms everything that led us on this journey. Surely God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid, for the Lord God is my strength and my might; he has become my salvation (Isaiah 12:2). It reminds me that as long as I put my faith and trust in God, I have no reason to fear and I know that God will guide me where I need to be. God has always provided for us and has shown time and time again that I have no reason to fear, that He will take care of us; He is my salvation and my foundation.

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