Missing Daddy

Scott had a business trip to D.C. this week; only gone for the one night (thankfully). Nonetheless, of course, the short duration didn’t keep us from missing him. Sarah’s had the most sentimental correspondence with Daddy…At times, a little dramatic, but sweet. (I know what some of you are thinking…something about a “pot calling the kettle black” or something or other…Yeah, o.k., duly noted. 🙂 )

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Sarah writes:

Dear Daddy, I hope you had a safe trip. I miss you very much.
I hope you are going to have a good time working.
Love your baby girl, Sarah.

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(Sarah had given Daddy another stuffed animal to remember her by.)

Daddy replies:

Pink looks out my window in DC.

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That evening, Sarah writes:

Dear Daddy, thanks for the picture. I’m sorry that I didn’t get to say good-bye to you.
You can call her Pink. Her real name is Elizabeth.
Love you so much. 🙂 Sarah.

P.S. I miss you very, very, very, very, very, very much.
Tonight, instead of us saying the prayer at home let’s do it on the computer.

Daddy, I do not know your prayer very well, so here are the parts of it that I know.

Daddy: The Lord may bless you and keep you. The Lord may shine upon you and
be gracious unto you. Mommy loves you, Daddy loves you, Kerry loves you, and Jesus loves loves you. AMEN.

Me: Now I lay me, down to sleep. I pray dear Lord, my soul you’ll keep. May your love be
with me through the night, and bless me with the morning light. AMEN.

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Next morning, Sarah writes:

Dear Daddy, good morning! Did you get a good night sleep?
What time are you coming home? Are you having a good morning?
I love you very much, Sarah.

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Daddy:

Good morning, Baby Girl!

I got a good night’s sleep. Did you?
I will be home tonight, but it may be after bedtime.

Are you and Kerry getting your work done? Did you brush your teeth and
get dressed? Be good for Mommy today.

I love you all!
Daddy

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Sarah:

Dear Daddy, I had a good night sleep……..I guess. It was not fun without you.
I slept with the play dog that you gave to me for Valentine’s Day. I slept on the pillow you and Mommy
gave me last Valentine’s Day. I wore one of your shirts, and I slept with a picture of you and me.
I miss you very, very, very, very, very, very, very much.
Love, Sarah.

P.S. Sorry if I make you cry.

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Educational Quotes…

and scriptures for Homeschooling:

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I like all of these quotes, but this 1st one especially grabs my attention and makes me think:

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–“Everybody is a genius. But, if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree,

it will spend its whole life believing that it is stupid.” ~Albert Einstein

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–“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”   ~Mark Twain

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–“Education is an atmosphere, a discipline, a life.”   ~ Charlotte Mason

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–“It’s easier to build strong children, than to repair broken men.” ~ Frederick Douglass

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–“Our aim is not only to make the child understand, and still less to force him to memorize,

but so to touch his imagination as to enthuse him to his innermost core.”

~ Maria Montessori

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–“Education is not a preparation for life; education is life itself.”

~ John Dewey

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**Most of the above quotes, along with many more, can be found at: DailyLearners.com

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**The above quotes by men and women are good and thought-provoking, but can never take the place of God’s Word:

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— “And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the

peace of thy children.” ~Isaiah 54:13

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“And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:

And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children,

and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou

walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.”

~ Deuteronomy 6:6-9

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— “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old,

he will not depart from it.” ~Proverbs 22:6

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I’m Thanking The Lord…

today for His blessings. I have been pain-free today…no migraines, stabbing sinus pain, or headache of any kind!…Thank You Lord!! I also haven’t had any nausea or upset stomach.

I also thank the Lord for friends…other moms and kids to get together with for co-op lessons, play-dates, support, fellowship, and fun.

I also thank Him for:

–Sarah doing well on her standardized test

–Kerry improving on his reading and math

–His guidance and provision in our purchase of another vehicle & other financial matters

–All the little ways He has shown Scott and I that He is with us…helping us all along the way

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Thank you Lord for all Your many blessings on our family!!

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Easter Reflections

Easter Reflections

(by: Helen Steiner Rice)

With OUR EYES we see

The beauty of Easter

as the earth awakens once more…

With OUR EARS we hear

The birds sing sweetly

to tell us Spring again is here…

With OUR HANDS we pick

the golden daffodils

and the fragrant hyacinths…

But only with OUR HEARTS

can we feel the MIRACLE of GOD’S LOVE

which redeems all men…

And only with OUR SOUL

can we make our ‘pilgrimage to God’

and inherit His Easter Gift of ETERNAL LIFE.

They’re Growing Up…

sooooo fast!

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Here’s a few pics from a recent informal photo shoot. Scott’s dad, Kerry, took these.

They’re growing up SOOOO fast!

Here’s Kerry Scott III acting like the big brother with his arm around Sarah. I think they liked this for a change.

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Kerry…he’s going to be 6 in Sept.! He read the entire Green Eggs & Ham book to me today!

He’s come such a long way this year with his reading! 🙂

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Sarah…she’s turning 8 in July! She loves to read, write stories, and play sports.

She plays soccer, basketball, and softball.

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Kerry’s serious face. He loves that Superman hat.

Oh, this month, Kerry’s starting his 1st sport…he’s playing t-ball.

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Sarah and Kerry…fun pose. 🙂

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These Thousand Hills

This is a song I uploaded on Face-book a while back. It’s one of many by Third Day that speaks to my soul. I am also touched by this You-Tube video by New Beginnings Chapel. Hope you will be as well.

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Easter’s On Its Way

Ya know, Easter Sunday is a week from today! The meaning of Easter is so exciting to me…so much more than just dyed eggs, bunnies, and Easter baskets. However, I absolutely LOVE the following cartoon about a very special Easter basket:

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**Now, that’s the kind of Easter basket I can count on…one that will hold up, will last forever, and will never let me down! 🙂
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**For more cartoons by Mr. Waters, visit: joyfultoons.com