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Wondering why . . .

I am going to try to remain faithful to why I started this blog . . . to talk about marriage and family life, but it is hard. I am one of those types of people that gets fairly passionate about something for about a week and then I forget about it the next. But, when God calls me to something, He whispers first, talks a little louder next and finally gets to the point that He needs to hit me over the head!!! I wish he could just put a billboard outside my house to remind me what He wants me to do and focus on.

My newer passion of the week is homeschooling. We are going to home school our son next year and I am excited. There is so much info. out there, that I could spend hours a day looking through it and dreaming about how I would love our days to go of learning and exploring. But, I am also a realist. I know my limitations and for now, I am going to work on the basics and then jump into it all slowly. God give em the grace to be perfectly imperfect and accept the imperfections in myself and my children.

So, although this blog could turn into me talking about what I want to do for homeschooling, I will not let it. If you are interested in that, I will put links to other sites of women who have got it together and have developed amazing programs.

But, I will do what I am called to do and talk about a topic that has a long standing passion for me. And that is marriage.


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