Wednesday, May 23, 2012

In the Rearview Mirror


Last Wednesday marked my final day of 10th grade. Excitement rushed into me, knowing that I had worked diligently to complete yet another year of school. I am sure that many of you can relate… Completing anything you put effort toward is very rewarding.

Six years ago, my mom and dad made one of the greatest decisions… Homeschooling. My brother and I were thrilled to say the least, and I knew that God had special plans. That one decision has changed our lives in an amazing way. We are closer as a family, and more importantly, closer to God.

With each passing year, I find myself more grateful to God for guiding my family and leading us down this path. All along, this was His plan, and I can’t imagine it any different.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
~Jeremiah 29:11~

I am also amazed at how quickly the time has gone by. Tyler is now graduated and progressing in his degree and I have only two years remaining in high school.

With that in mind, I have been thinking about how important it is for me to grasp this moment right now, and remember the blessings I have been given in homeschooling. Even through the challenges, I have found God to be right by my side.

And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
~Philippians 4:19~

Although 10th grade has come to an end and is in my rearview mirror, I will always remember the blessings that God provided.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

This Mother’s Day…


On this Mother’s Day, I sit here and type with even more thankfulness than last year. Each year, month, week, day, and second I have with my mom is a pure blessing, and I am incredibly grateful to God for the extraordinary mother He has given me.

Dear Mom,
I just love how everywhere we go, people say we look like twins. I only hope that my actions and words are similar too. Your love and kindness are overflowing, and when I think of my greatest role model here on earth, you are at the top of the list!
I thank you for the godly example you have set for me, for the wisdom that you have shared, and for the love that you always provide.
You are an amazing woman… One who I am proud to call my teacher, my friend, and my MOTHER.

I love you! ♥

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Anna {Class of 2012}

My sweet friend, Anna, is graduating from high school in May, and blessed me with the opportunity to take her senior pictures.

Anna’s beautiful horse, Moe, joined us on the beach, which made the photo-shoot all the more special… and memorable!





Did you notice Moe’s tongue?! :)

















Congratulations on your graduation, Anna! :)