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Summer To-Do's

So far this summer has been a busy one for my family. Now busy does not always equate good, but in this case our busy summer has been pretty good. It's also been pretty productive. So I guess you might say it's been really good. A summer that has enabled us to relax as a family and get a few things crossed off the never-ending to-do list.

I won't bore you by blabbing about every little thing we've done. But I will encourage you to think of all the ways this summer has been a blessing for your family (since the whole intent of this blog is to encourage my fellow homeschooling mothers).  How have you enjoyed simply spending time together, doing something you don't do during the cooler months of the year? Any items on your to-do list that you have been able to cross off? And what about any extra surprises that have blessed you, big or small?

We've had some big surprise blessings, some little surprise blessings, made terrific memories, gotten a lot of things done that have been wait-listed for a while, relaxed and enjoyed the warm summer days, and rejoiced in the wonderful ways God chooses to answer prayers.

Summer can be a very busy time, rushing here and there, participating in every summer reading program and camp available, participating in VBS and youth trips, and perhaps continuing to homeschool. Not a thing in the world wrong with any of the above; our family participates in them all! We just leave room for the Lord to lead on a daily basis, and we have found that we don't miss out on many of His good and perfect gifts that way.

Happy Summer To-Doing!

Day 194 done :)

Jan L. Burt


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