It’s been a little over a month since Thomas was here. We are hanging in there and still taking one moment at a time; one tear at a time. This grief is hard. It hits you out of the blue. Whamo!! At times it feels like it is to much to bear. And then...I get up again and keep on going because of my family. Because they need me and I need them. Boy, do I need them.
Our days have been busy. I kind of wanted to ease back into things slowly, however the “schedule” didn’t want to ease back into it. I’m trying to take care of myself, trying to eat well, taking some supplements and I’m trying to get some more sleep. I’m hoping these small changes will help. But mostly it is just going to take time...and prayer...lots and lots of prayer. Gosh, I miss my little boy!!
We started school about three weeks ago. Joe, Julia, and Mary Jane have been back about 4 weeks. Mary Jane, bless her heart, started her first day of Classical Conversations Challenge the day after Thomas passed away. She is a trooper. They all are.
It feels good to get back to school and to some structure. We are in Cycle 2 of CC. I really can not say enough about this program. I wish I would have known about this when my bigger kids were younger. And I love the community, there are so many great families. We are studying the Middle Ages this year. I love this time period. There are so many great Saints to read about. I'm also happy with all of our other choices concerning math, handwriting, etc. Maybe when I get some time I'll post about all of that.
The above pictures of Henry crack me up. Being the toddler that he is, he has to do everything we do. Everything. I gave him some old workbooks to color in. It keeps him occupied for a little while. Well that, and playing with his belly button.
I’ll be back again soon. Have a good rest of the weekend!