Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Your free activity for today.

It is very simple. Tell someone you love them. That is it.

Today is the international day of pink. If you are not familiar with that, read here.

You see, too often we get caught up in our own lives, our own judgements, and our own excuses. I think that we try and show the people in our lives that we care about them, but how often do we simply say "I love you."? Nothing more.

I love you can mean the difference between life and death sometimes. It can turn around a person's day, their week, their month, their life. It needs no justifications. Get rid of the excuses, the buts, the catches, the provisions. I love you.

This post has been in my head for a while. How often do we say

"I love you but I wish you would stop..." to our children?
"I love you but we need to...." to our spouses?

When is the last time you said those words to a friend? Your mother? Your sister?

We all need to hear it. We need to hear it without judgement. We need to hear the words as well as see it in action.

So there is your task today.

To my children, I love you. I am proud of the people you have become.
To my husband, I love you. I choose you. I need you.
To my friends, I love you. Thank you for standing behind me.
To my family, I love you. I miss you.

Long time, no see!

So my last post was December of 2010. I have been a busy girl since then. In January of last year, I found out with a little extra effort I could accelerate my school and student teach by fall. I kicked it up a notch, completed something like 30 credits that term, and did get into student teaching in September. That kept me busy. After that, I started subbing, we moved, the girls switched schools, found out we hated the school within 3 weeks of switching, so now I am back to homeschooling and down to subbing only 1-2 days a week. Full circle. I have got to be one of the most over-educated housewives I know.

I am looking into writing science curriculum, and my kids are being enrolled in an online charter. It isn't really homeschooling because all flexibility with materials used is gone, but at least they will end up with a high school diploma and a transcript. With the older one starting high school this fall, that is really what I was looking for.

I have a post planned for today but wanted to dip my toes back in and kind of explain my hiatus. I missed blogging :)