"I asked God for strength, that I might achieve,
I was made weak, that I might learn humbly to obey.
I asked for health, that I might do greater things,
I was given infirmity, that I might do better things.
I asked for riches, that I might be happy,
I was given poverty, that I might be wise.
I asked for power, that I might have the praise of men,
I was given weakness, that I might feel the need of God.
I asked for all things, that I might enjoy life,
I was given life, that I might enjoy all things.
I got nothing that I asked for - but everything I had hoped for.
Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered.
I am, among all men, most richly blessed!"
-credit given to an anonymous soldier from the War of Northern Aggression
Thursday, January 23, 2014
If you do want more pics and daily updates, I'm on Instagram as MamaJ41 and HB is darthabbey ...somehow that has been easier!
Monday, January 6, 2014
|How Jam likes to watch TV (well, youtube videos - they don't have TV either, but they DO have unlimited internet!)|
|"Cousin Eddie" holding a teeny tiny dog|
|Ha! Band says "I'm Dangerous to Darkness" but funny how this happened to turn out ;0)|
Saturday, January 4, 2014
|Papa J & Tweeters checking out the deer stand|
|A bit too slippery & covered w/ ice to go all the way up|
Thursday, January 2, 2014
|Quite a tree...|
|Dinner party with old friends, so nice to see everyone again!|
|Papa J relaxing w/ other Papas|
|Four families, 20 homeschool children ages 3-20!|
|I am the only Mama in this group that doesn't have red hair!|
|And Great-Grandma JB got a new 'baby' - her name is Princess & she's the little fluff ball that Tweeters is holding - keeps her young ;0)|
|Enjoying our favorite pizza!|
|I need more pizza!|
|Cheater pants here is giving her sunshine burger & raw beet juice a thumbs up - she walked a couple blocks down to get it then brought it back to where the rest of us were eating!!|
So so happy to have taken the plunge! This gathering of nearly 900 homeschool mamas gathered in Franklin, Tennessee for the weekend & ...