I can't remember whose blog I came across first, Stefani's or Eren's, but one led me to the other via their wonderful photography project. In their words, "With six young men between them and a combined six images each week, two women capture a year of motherhood in photographs." Today you'll get to read Stefani's words and see some of her lovely photos. Then next week it's Eren's turn!
With a house full of boys, homeschooling, crafting, illustrating, picture-taking, gardening etc. etc, there's just no way you can get it all done! I know I can't:) But when you look back at the end of a day, what enables you to say, "this has been a good day?"
When my boys go to bed at night you can find me at the computer blogging, or maybe adding notes about the day's work to the boys' school portfolios. I might be painting or drawing, or looking through the photos that I've taken through the day. All of those things, in one way or another are the same thing. All of those things allow me to revisit the day and glean through it to pull out the best bits, celebrate them and save them for later. In this way, I end every day focused on not what didn't get done, but what DID.
To me you seem like a progressive pioneer; do you think so too? In what way?
There are plenty of times when I wonder if I'm wrecking my boys or missing out on something. We eat differently, school differently, celebrate differently, live differently than almost all of our neighbors and friends, and that can be hard and make you question yourself. But in the end, when I really think about it, I know that I would not trade it for all the world. I'm walking the path that was meant for me and for my family.
What are some of your family's very favorite books?