Precious Moments

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The weeks are rushing in and out with a blink of the eye!  We are having such a fabulous term.  We are working hard, playing hard and joking hard.  Routines and habits are slowly burning their intentional permanence into our hearts.  Things, dare I say it, are feeling easier all the time.

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I have realised this week just how much the older ones are taking on the responsibility for their own education.  As I told T, only he can decide how hard to work and whether to knuckle down.  I can’t make that decision for him.  It is his life.  As I spoke I could see him physically rising up, shoulders straightening and pulling back.  Yes, he is ready to be a man in charge of his own destiny and is proud to do so.


A6 has been happier and all the measures we have put into place have seemed to work well.  I wanted to give it a couple of weeks before I shared, after all there would be no point if it hadn’t worked!

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We are continuing to do well with lowering our sugar intake.  The children have commented how much better they are feeling.  I still have not missed it at all and neither Gary or I have been snacking at night.  This is really for another post, but something has changed.  Really changed.  No is still no and it feels easy to say and do.  Praise God!

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What has been particularly interesting has been to see the knock on effects such a choice has.  The older children are biking every lunch time; Gary and T13 have decided to go biking each night-time together; I am resurrecting my evening walk with God which I have really missed but didn’t seem to have time to do.

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There has also been lots of time spent together in the garden.

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The little children had bought a couple of seed kits which Gary helped them plant out:

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The girls and I had a lovely Bible scrap booking night on Wednesday.  I just love spending time with my girls:

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We are incredibly busy over the next few days so I have decided to take a blogging break for a week until things calm down.  I hope you all have a wonderfully happy weekend spending lots of time with those you love!


  1. Such a lovely week again. I love this age when they realize we can’t and won’t do it all for them. It’s time to start making their own choices. I didn’t think I’d like this part of parenting much, but it’s actually pretty wonderful.

    Have a restful weekend and break from blogging. I hope you enjoy all the busy activities going on.

    1. It’s bitter sweet. I still remember when my son looked up at me as if I were the biggest hero in his life. Now he looks down at me, eye brow raised trying to figure out how cheeky he can get away with being!! I do love it, especially the teasing, but I miss the innocent snuggles of times gone by 🙁

    1. It hasn’t been too bad actually. I think maybe if God leads you to do something, He gives us the tools to do it. I’m excited to see what is next for me in this food journey!

  2. I’m behind on visiting blogs but wanted to say, “Happy Mother’s Day!” May your day be filled with joy as you celebrate with your gifted blessings.

  3. What a wonderful spring your family is having! I am thoroughly impressed about giving up sugar, and more so that you don’t miss it and aren’t challenged by it!

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