A homeschooling family of nine moves into the blogging neighborhood, thankful for a little space to run and play and call our own...
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
I'm still so amazed that the majority of my children have such blond hair. I thought it was funny one evening when all I saw was this peeping out from the side of the couch and I had to wonder which girl it was. It was Kezzi napping on the couch.
"May we remember as parents that we are His children, and that He is about the business of changing our hearts, of repairing our ruins, of remaking us. And though He has not finished with us, He has placed in our care His children. May He in His grace keep our hearts aflame for these children. May He give us minds like steel traps that we would never be distracted, that we would not forsake our calling. May He, the great Steward, make us faithful stewards of children, the most precious gifts, of which is the kingdom of God." RC Sproul, Jr.
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The Shadybrook Acres Kids
From left to right:Candace, Abel, Kezzi, Annalise, Priscilla, Hope and Luke
I've been married to my husband since January of 1987. In November of that year our first daughter arrived. Twenty-one years and seven children later, we are living a full life in rural Tennessee. Our children are ages 22, 21, 19, 17, 15, 13 and 9. We've homeschooled from the start ~ back when two little girls sat at their desks filling out preschool workbooks. Boy, have we learned a lot! Now we don't own any desks at all but instead we prefer to gather at the large kitchen table or in the living room with cozy blankets and hot tea to read many wonderful books. I really do love my life!