So this is where I find myself often when I need to relax and unwind. On the weekends going up to the mountains or going hiking is very important to me because throughout the week, I am usually moving from one child to the next to help them get their work done. It can be a heavy task at times, but truthfully – it is a blessing to be able to do it. With that said, I sometimes do feel a bit claustrophobic. There are times that stretch when we cannot get out of the house at all. Some weeks are just too busy, filled with Powerpoint presentations, essays, paragraphs, and all the other fun stuff that goes along with that.
I know my kids need me and I definitely don’t mind being there for them. Truly, I find it is a gift. I already see the rewards of our hard work. My older children have become completely independent and confidant. I could not ask for more. And – I do want to emphasis OUR hard work, because they truly amaze me at what they have been able to accomplish. They just don’t give up or give in. They have taught me a lot about perseverance.
I am actually working on making more time for myself and for the kids to plan more breaks throughout the day. I find it is so important for us. With the change in weather, I am so tempted to go outside and take photographs in the park near the house. The skies are so blue and the breeze rattles the leaves on the trees. It is just magnificent! So, enough about me – here are the photos 🙂 I’m probably going to saunter over there to take some pictures (will have to share those later). Hope you all have a wonderful week!