Sunday, September 4, 2011

Sept is here!

Hi again!

I am already missing summer :( !! Seriously, I miss the long days, the warm evenings, the fact that I have family members who have pools (that we get to enjoy when we visit), my dad's cottage... I'm missing them already (and summer is not even over, technically).

Labour day is tomorrow, and then after that, it's back to school for the kids. Our daughter is homeschooled, so I'll be back into the crazy schedule of teaching, programs with other homeschooled kids and before I can even blink, it's Christmas... LOL.

So, like I said... I'm already missing summer!

That's not to say that I don't love the autumn. It's beautiful to see the colour of the leaves, how they look against a clear blue sky on a sunny day. I also love pumpkins and squash and apple cider and Thanksgiving. But, all that aside... I'm not ready for summer to end!

But, as with all things, time does move along. As it is September now, please remember to pray for the kids going back to school. Pray for the teachers, school staff and all the things that happen in the fall for those who don't attend a traditional school. It's always an adjustment to get back into the 'swing of things', back to making lunches everyday, getting the kids out the door for school (or, in my case, the many places we go to with homeschoolers, it's true... homeschoolers are rarely home!) and the start of evening programs.

Also, for many parents, it's an adjustment too, to get back into the routine of regular work hours, vacations ending etc. With all of that going on for so many (including Church workers and volunteers, who are getting their programs starting up again), much prayer is needed.

So, thanks to those of you who read the blog and who listen to Joykids radio (www.joy1250.ca). It is appreciated so very much! Thanks for your continued prayers, we are so very blessed by them! Thanks also for how you will lift up the school kids and families this next week :) So, even though summer is on it's way out, we do have MUCH to be thankful for!

Bless you and Happy Labour Day!

Virginia
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