It's a good thing we had a refreshing week last week in Arizona...I sure needed high-octane this week!
Monday greeted us with the first of two days of testing for SweetPea, the standardized stuff we're required to do by the state. Since then we've flown between unpacking, and laundry, yardwork, Bible study, haircut, shopping, a last-minute chance to go ice skating, home stuff, and, oh, yeah, school. I'm eagerly awaiting a week wherein we actually do school every day--seems like it's been a long time since that's happened! With all the activities, we've pushed the end of school deep into June. We're doing great for meeting our required hours and days, but finishing up our curricula is another thing. I know the public schools often don't finish their books by the end of the year, but I just can't do that. I like the closure of finishing it all, if possible, so we'll press on.
I received an assignment from the Lord this week, too, that will keep me depending on Him minute by minute until I'm done. I told earlier of my dear friend Kim, our pastor's daughter, who went to be with the Lord three weeks ago. Well, she and her mom had just begun drafting this summer's VBS program before she got sick--and it was left. I was asked to take it over and write it...so guess what I'll be doing the next three weeks?! It's the kind of thing I love to do, but how I need God's ability and inspiration and wise use of time to get it done! I am trusting that "He equips those He calls," and that He'll help it go quickly so that I can get my home things done, too. I know He will.
The sweetest blessing happened yesterday...my lilacs bloomed! There is simply nothing like that smell and I've told the Lord I certainly hope He has lilacs in heaven.
To my mom friends reading this...may you be honored and appreciated and blessed on Mother's Day. You're awesome!