It is a lovely delicious fallish kind of day today and I just love it. We are beginning a new year this week and I am glad. It is hard to believe that I have the wide spread of ages and schoolwork I have this year, but we do and it feels almost normal. I have tenth, eighth, sixth, fourth, and second grade children and that means we are all over the educational spectrum. :D At the moment though, four of them are outside in our court running in the wind with delight. It has been pretty warm here so to have a 74 degree day to play in is just too enticing to miss. I will call them back in soon, but isn't this one of the gifts of our choice? I think so.
We are doing a different kind of co-op this year with a dear family and sharing the teaching load. Science and history are the subjects as well as gardening and possible animal husbandry. (Or something along those lines anyway!) We started yesterday and I think it is going to be a great year. The beginning of a school year holds a lot of promise and hope. I am grateful I get to live this life and grateful for the relationships it brings.
I wouldn't want to live any other way. Thank you, Lord!