We shut school down this week for my mother’s visit…I guess we are on fall break. I am not really looking forward to starting back up on Monday. We’ve all enjoyed a break from school…some of us maybe a little too much. But maybe they will surprise me and jump back into schedule…yeah, right.
My mom’s visits are usually hard on me. This year I asked my Sunday School class to pray for me. They really must have prayed for me this week. I am still a bit stressed but have kept my temper in check this week. Usually I am boiling over with anger when she visits and haven’t always done well to keep it to myself. I started this week out angry but by the time she arrived Monday afternoon it just dissipated into sorrow. I’ve been sad all week…not the weepy kind of sadness…just the
kind that accepts and moves on. Abuse sucks. Growing up in a dysfunctional family sucks. I didn’t become angry with my mom until I had children of my own. I know what a mother’s love is now and I’ve been angry at her for turning a blind eye to it all for the past ten years. Angry because she didn’t love and protect her children like a mother should. Jesus showed me my anger was covering my hurt and now the anger is gone and replaced with sorrow and acceptance. Forgiveness works that way. I can tell my class prayed for me because I finally feel like I am closing a chapter of my life…for good.
Saturday my husband and oldest went to a Mustang club meeting in Owensboro. My husband said taking Oldest along made the trip fun. They also stopped at his brother’s place for the annual cook out on the way home. I spent the day cleaning and baking cakes for the birthday party on Sunday. We always just have cake and ice cream. Sometimes I feel like a bad mom because I do not throw big themed parties with games and prizes. My husband decorated their cakes after returning from Owensboro. Sunday afternoon some of the family came by to celebrate with the kids.
Tuesday night my husband and I enjoyed an evening out at the local drive-in. It was the first of hopefully many Retro Tuesdays. We took the old Mustang and watched American Graffiti and Thunder Road. Several people brought their classic cars and we walked around to see them all. We had a pretty good time even though it rained. We went again on Wednesday night with Mom and the kids to watch Planes and the new Percy Jackson movie. Enjoying the drive-in on a school night is one of the many perks of being a homeschooler! We nearly had the place to ourselves!!
This week we were mentioned in Beautiful Feet Books’ blog. We just love their curriculum and the kids thought it was really cool to be in their blog. I decided that I maybe I should make them get out of their pj’s before taking their pictures!