Refreshed and encouraged.

Hello, I’m Kelly. If you’re new here, welcome! If you’re one of my amazing friends….welcome back and- I’m so grateful to you! Seriously, the fact that you are reading my blogs- warms my heart!

This past week has been primarily good. Mostly due to the encouraging and refreshing books I’ve been reading. I have loved reading since I was young. However, for the past few years I’ve neglected my passion to read books. After a long day tending to my children, I’m drained and the craving to read seems to have evaporated. My evenings usually disappear before I know it. I look at the time….and know that if I don’t go to bed soon, I’ll suffer for it in the morning.

That was until I started homeschooling my two oldest girls. That was until I started to read good books again! Books that refresh me and encourage my heart. Books that make me feel like life is an adventure again! Some of the books I’ve been reading have actually been books I’ve read as part of our homeschooling curriculum. Who knew! Kids books, aimed at my 8 year old daughter could give me such joy? I’m not even embarrassed. There are some good stories out there! Sometimes I’m excited for the next reading session, purely for my own pleasure. (Shh! Don’t tell my kids!) 😆

This book was recommended in a vlog that I follow. The homeschooling mum is called Angela Braniff, and she is an incredible woman! Anyway, I proof read this book for my girls originally. After reading it, I decided that my girls are too young for it currently, but it was a great book for me!!😀😀

Then, the homeschooling books were needed. As in, the books that teach me how to provide my children with a happy, and interesting homeschooling experience. Well, that’s the goal. 😀 You get credit for trying, right?

This is one of my current books. It’s so good. It’s real and has good advice. I’m also listening to Sarah Mackenzie’s book called “Teaching from Rest”, as an audiobook. (😂😂 oh look- my nails need some desperate maintenance work!!!)

These books are so needed in my life right now! I need to read books that encourage homeschooling parents. Books that remind me to focus on what’s important. Especially books that remind me to invite God into our homeschooling journey. To pray for strength and patience. I definately need help and all the homeschooling wisdom I can get!

I just made up an expression: “Kelly cannot live on homeschooling books alone.” Lol

As much as I need homeschooling books, I also need books that I can read for what I refer to as “kicks and giggles”. Haha books that I can read for fun. Books that I can read because they are interesting. This week I was blessed by my dear friend Katy, with another book that uplifts my spirit!

Rosie Boom writes fantastic books! Her series ” The Barn Chronicles” got me hooked. She is a Christian author, and homeschooling mother of 6 children. I love her stories and adventurous spirit. I love her warmth. So, when Katy gave me this book (because she knew I’d love it so much!) I was so excited.

I enjoy Rosie Boom’s books because they are just great stories. They are well written, funny and capture my attention. When I pick up this book, it isn’t “homeschooling mum homework”, it is just for the joy of learning about her childhood and her family. I love it!

In this season of my life, I need all the encouragement I can get!

  1. I’m a homeschooling mum on my “L” plates.

2. I just lost my mum.

3. I’m a mother of 4, and currently 16 weeks pregnant with our 5th bubba.

4. Well, 2020 has definately been an unpredictable year for everyone in the world! I can’t wait to stop saying “covid19” or “Coronavirus”!

Having said that…I’m so blessed! I’ve enjoyed my many books that fill up my love tank. I am so thankful for the love of my friends and family. I am increasingly overwhelmed by my close friends who tell me that they have been praying for me! I am blessed beyond measure. Most of all, I am comforted by the love that God so freely gives me. I am refreshed each day by His mercies. Each day I am able to ask God for His strength and enough courage to face the day ahead.

I pray that this week you will feel encouraged and refreshed, too. I hope that you will find things that re-energize your heart. That you will feel loved and full of hope for the day ahead.

Love always Kelly xx

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