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Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Avery is just growing and learning so much. I want her to reach her full potential, so I think I am going to start homeschooling her soon, beginning with some preschool things. She needs to be challenged! I am actually really excited about it! I have a few friends who are wanting to do the same thing; the support will be nice. My head is already spinning with ideas for lesson plans, experiments, and field trips! I am excited for us to learn together, and am so thankful to have the opportunity and desire to teach her from home. My time with her is so very precious. I know in the blink of an eye she will be grown and out from under my roof, beyond the reach of my influence. I know a time will come when she won't ask for my opinion or care about my input. I want to use the time that I have with her wisely, building a strong foundation in Christ, instilling in her a love for learning, and developing open communication and a deep bond with her that will stand the test of time. She is a precious gift from God, I am so excited to watch her grow and learn.

Justin's schedule is normal now, at least for a little while. I know that this normalcy and consistency will not last for long; it's just a matter of time before he is off again for more training. I am enjoying this time with him, enjoying him coming home at the same time every day, enjoying the fact that he is home every day! Avery just loves her daddy, I love seeing her face light up when he comes home from work. He is such an excellent father; I am so blessed to have him.

We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of our newest addition, another precious baby girl. I am getting so excited to meet her. I know that Avery is going to be an excellent big sister and such a helper. This baby girl will certainly be welcomed into a home filled with love! I'm trying to enjoy Avery as much as I can, and do special things with her. I know that once baby sister gets here things will change entirely, and my attention will be divided between two sweet girls. Part of me is sad about this, sad to see my time with just Avery come to an end. I know it is silly to feel guilty, but I think any mom will understand. I just hope Avery never feels neglected or less important. I plan to try, try, try to spend special time with her once baby gets here.

This year has brought some big changes for us so far! Good changes. God is so faithful to those who serve Him; He has proven this to me countless times. I'm so glad I don't have to live life without Him!

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