Friday, October 28, 2011

HMJ-October 28, 2011


In my life this week:

Fast paced days and a trip to the ER with the 2 year old.

In our homeschool this week:

We have done well to get our core subjects completed. Natalie and Adam are chugging right along in their math and phonics. Natalie is also doing well with her reading and spelling. Adam is finally writing all of his letters and knows their sounds, so we are going to start adding in a few high frequency words next week.

What’s working/not working for us:

Having a toddler with 2 staples in the back of his head is not really working for us. He has no idea how to stay calm and not wrestle with everyone. I just have to keep reminding him of this! But then again , I can’t expect to much…he’s a boy and he is 2!

Questions/thoughts I have;

I prayed over my son as the doctor was putting the staples in his head. I prayed and prayed aloud, which is something I wouldn’t normally do (I pray, but not out loud and in front of other people, normally). This is just to show how powerful the God I serve is. He brought me to a place of complete awkwardness and made me shine. I felt powerful!

My favorite thing this week:

Praying with a child that is not my own and feeling peace for the both of us. I also moved him to tears and myself after a hard situation and praying.  This child is heavy on my heart and I hurt for him. I know he knows Jesus, but I want more for him. I want him to have a relationship with Him.

Something to share:


Here is my baby with 2 staples in the back of his head. He was playing outside in the wagon and the person pulling the wagon didn’t realize he was trying to get out while it was moving and Travis fell backwards onto the gravel in the driveway and landed on a rock. He had a 5 mm laceration, needed 2 staples and is doing well.


  1. A busy week, Jackie. I hope your little one has a quick recovery from his tumble out of the wagon.

  2. I'm sorry to see the little guy's injury. We'll be praying for his recovery!