Time with your kids is short!

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I try to remember this.
Some days all I want is to get behind a closed door and have some silence for 5 minutes.

When I was a younger mother of only 3 I struggled with being content a lot more. I felt my being home deep in unnoticed work was near imprisonment. It was never done, didn’t last and very rarely noticed by anyone.

I really struggled. I was unhappy and feeding my unhappiness was my focusing in all the wrong places. I knew it but just couldn’t get my emotions and thoughts under control.  It just all felt so mundane and never ending.

I was really struggling.  I knew what I was going was important and what I was suppose to do in my heart of hearts.  I went to God and prayed.  He helped me yet I continued to struggle not because going to God was not sufficient – NO it was the opposite. I just could not fully let go……  I continue to run to God and in His love and Patients He continued to always be there, listen and feed my soul and heart.  One day I was in a Christian books store.  I wanted something to read and but we all know not everything on a Christian Book store shelf is worth reading or God based.  Just like not everything in an Organic Healthy Food store is not good for you.  So I said a quick pray and he led me to a very tiny little book:

The Invisible Woman

The Invisible Woman: When Only God Sees by, Nicole Johnson 

This book was a great Encouragement and is simple and small.  Worth it in every way!  Check it out.

Jennifer Gresham

Butterfly First Flight

Butterfly First Flight

 

We had some family friends of ours bring us some Caterpillars who had gotten into their Dill.  They knew we homeschooled and thought it would be a great project and it was! We thought they where Monarch caterpillars.  It turns out that they where Anise Swallowtail Butterflies! The caterpillars of the Anise Swallowtail and Monarch are very similar.  So it was a great classification lesson.

It only took about 1 week to watch these Caterpillars go into their Chrysalis.  This morning the first one hatched.  It was so much fun and so beautiful.  I highly suggest that any parent do this project with their children.  Life long memories and very easy to do.

Enjoy this video of it’s first flight!  Here

There are some great Science web sites that teach about a butterflies life cycle!

Check them out!:

 

I am just so amazed how the beauty of life never grow old.  But listening to kids watch it – that is joy!