Its been forever - FOREVER and although it may sound empty, I have thought about you every single day.... Seriously.... EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. Mostly filled with guilt, but also writing in my head.
My absence has not been apathy - far from it. My heart has been heavy with concern who are not farther down a path of protection. My heart has been filled with thoughts of dear people I have "met" through this endeavor. My life has been packed - PACKED - with house and home and family.
The house is almost finished. We have final plumbing and HVAC inspection tomorrow morning and hope to get our Certificate of Occupancy this week or early next week after The Hubs has had a weekend to work straight. And on a side note - this house is truly HIS house. Granted I got to pick out all the fun stuff for the most part, but it was put together by him. He over saw the construction - he built what he could (and it was plenty) and I have no doubts that if time permitted he could have built this entire house with his own two hands. He built the well house and plumbed the well and our house has water because of him.... But I will fully test that theory on outbuildings on the property and maybe even a guest house someday ;)
When not occupied with house stuff, family has occupied our time. Trying to make sure we spend time together - making sure everyone is where they need to be at the right time with the right items....and we have been busy planning for next school year. We are bringing 2 out of 3 of the munchkins home next year. Yup - we will be homeschoolers...... Our oldest will stay at the school that has been school since kindergarten. This kid is one of those kids that is golden where every they are.... Public - Private - Home.... We have been pleased with the private, Christian education our children have received. We would not hesitate to send them back if we thought that best or led to do so.... However, honestly, we can do better. Yup.....
How could we not - our attention is on 2 little people and not 60 - we dont have to keep stragglers engaged, just 2..... We can follow tangents, chase rabbits - do what we want with things that interest our kids. And, no matter what wonderful things teachers say about why they chose their profession, no one loves these kids or has as much of a vested interest in their education as their father and I. NO ONE. And we are excited! EXCITED!!!!
So, all that to say, I have missed you - I have been writing and have things scheduled and I hope that you can forgive another extended leave ;) And just FYI - just because I havent been typing, doesnt mean that I havent been lurking on yalls sites..... I have and sometime I even commented.
Miss you and lets get back to it!