Sometimes I find myself thinking at the end of the day, “All I succeeded at doing today was being a mom.” This happened the other day as I was mentally moaning over all the things that I did not get done. Then I actually heard the words, and I started to laugh.

That’s it?

That’s “all” I have done?

Well…thank goodness. Because it turns out that that is all I need to succeed at these days. There may be a thousand other good things out there that I could be doing. There may even be a hundred different tasks staring me in the face as I look around my house (or in my current case – camper). However, ultimately I am in the business of growing kids into adults, and it is perfectly acceptable for that to be “all” that I get done in a day.

With this in mind, I am formally announcing a summer pause to my blog posting. We start our major cross-continent drive next week, and I need to focus on some hearts right now. Often the only real break we get with Dad is in the time between duty stations…when one set of responsibilities has been laid down and before the next is picked up. If we aren’t careful, the break can get lost in the stress of the moving details.

I will still (mostly) have internet, and I am still more than happy to connect with anyone who needs to talk about homeschooling or has questions about the Sunday School lessons. This is only a pause from the actual blog writing so that I can release myself from feeling guilty about not getting it done each week.

I look forward to sharing our summer adventures with you all…in the fall!

Rachel

...a self-avowed "Wander Woman," homeschools her three children while traipsing the globe with her Army Chaplain husband. Her third greatest passion, falling below her love for God and family, is empowering other parents to teach their children.

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