Enter in Christina!! Yay!! Christina loves music ALMOST as much as she loves the Lord! I asked her if I could barter anything with her to teach my kids and she said she would love to teach them just because!! I am insisting I bring dinner for her family the evening she helps so when we leave she is not then cooking for her family of 8!
I'm super excited to maybe learn right along with the kids and curious to see who loves it the most and learns it the easiest. Not only did God provide a friend who loves music to teach them, I hopped on Craig's List last night and found a keyboard perfect for learning for quite a bargain. I am quickly becoming thankful for the fact that the keyboard can have headphones plugged into it!! They can't keep their hands off of it!
So Thursday starts our grand adventure. Paul and I spoke today with amazement in how God has provided for our little family. The boys wanted to play basketball and we really couldn't afford that times 3 kids and all the running... no thanks. Enter Mr. Z who decided to start a small homeschool basketball group of 2 teams to learn and scrimmage. It was by invite only and it was free! The boys got the invite and LOVE it. It's one night a week as opposed to 3 and did I mention free! Then I mentioned on my online homeschool support group (some of my best friends!) that there was a geography curriculum I was looking at and Anne pipes in she has it, doesn't use it like she thought she would and would be happy to give it to me! So I'm paying shipping only and super thrilled to try it out. In the midst of paying bills and unexpected expenses that bring us pretty much down to nothing at times in the bank and often to our knees in prayer, I am thankful beyond words for these little things that keep our life feeling... I don't know... normal. It seems normal to afford piano and basketball and at times it feels very strange to not be able to do the "normals". I can say, sometimes not being able to do things IS the blessing as well! We're learning everyday. For today I am thankful for the unexpected things we get to do because of the generous and loving hands and hearts of those around us.
God cares about and provides for even the little things! Why does that always seem to surprise me??
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