Gaining Traction

We sat down this week and made a rough sketch of a schedule. It was painful. 😣I thrive on routine but I’m just rebellious enough to balk at anything more than that. The loose approach to planning our days wasn’t working, however. It was beginning to be a lot like having a place for everything … Read more

Always Learning

I mentioned here that we’ve finally begun settling into a routine. School is happening again and I’m so relieved. But the truth is, even when the books weren’t being pulled out, learning was happening. So, so much learning. Things like not stepping over someone, or their things, even if they’re sitting in the middle of … Read more

A little Calm

It’s almost hard for me to believe this, but yesterday wasn’t quite so exhausting. And almost miraculously, today has been … dare I say it? … calm. Wind and Sky (Huun and Waat’s self-determined nicknames) are legally required to attend school. So while we still homeschool the rest, those two are at school Monday through … Read more

thailand mission work

The former things have passed away …

As I sit writing this, I’m tucked away in the only room in the house with AC. It’s 10:30 in the morning and my weather app says it’s 90 degrees outside with 62% humidity making it feel like 102. And the neighbor girl says this is Sukhothai’s “winter”. I haven’t had a hot shower in … Read more

pushing through the hard

{This post was written by my 16 year old daughter, Hannah} When suddenly an ocean separates you from family, friends, and everything you’ve ever known, your world changes. I found myself not knowing how to react. This was my new life. Perhaps even my new normal. All the expectations, that I didn’t even think I … Read more

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