“In all created things discern the providence and wisdom of God, and in all things give Him thanks.” St. Teresa of Avila
After the first day of school went so well last Monday, the rest of the week was challenging. Cecilia didn’t nap as well on Tuesday, but school still went fairly well. Then the rest of the week I got sicker, as the kids (thankfully) felt better, so we didn’t do much else in the afternoons, after our morning activities.
I am very thankful for the new activities and friends we’re making, to get out of the house and have new experiences.
I am thankful that the lawn in finally mowed; the tall grass I had to call someone, but Bobby finished the back yard.
I am thankful Saturday was a productive and busy day, and Sunday we relaxed and visited one of the local Civil War battlefields and cemeteries.
I am thankful for the lovely fall weather, a few nice walks, and our quiet little neighborhood.
I am thankful the first week of school is over, and it went relatively well, and I have more confidence now that I can homeschool smoothly.
I am thankful for cold medicine and for finally feeling better.
I am thankful for my husband and my beautiful daughters.
I am thankful that all the people I know personally in Florida are safe after Hurricane Irma, and I pray for all those adversely affected by these hurricanes.
I am having trouble discerning the “providence and wisdom of God” in several matters lately, especially bills and my lack of a job, but still trying to persevere and “give Him thanks.”
And I would also be very thankful for any prayers of others this week, as we remember our first born, Mary Catherine, and visit her grave tomorrow.