Monthly Archives: August 2013

First Step in TKD

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Five weeks into TKD lessons, and Jon and I tested (and passed) our gold belt test. I broke my first board. Talk about a rush! The instructor commented on how much he has seen my balance improve (and he’s right) in these short weeks. I’m finding that in becoming a part of this dojang, we (my son and I) are actually becoming part of a caring, generous-hearted community. Quite the experience!

Big Changes Coming

It has been a busy, fun summer. I can’t believe school starts in just over a week. What changes am I facing?

The end of my “role” as home school mom.

The beginning of seeing what’s next on this roller coaster of life. I want to get caught up on photo albums and baby books. I want to declutter the house. I keep reading of the value of decluttering, and will let you know what I find, as I work through the process.

Beginning Tae Kwon Do lessons with my 15-year-old son. Who would have imagined this change the year I hit the big 5-0? Not me! But having a specific time I HAVE to exercise has made a big difference in follow through, as well as having someone who wants to do it with me. There is power in partnership….

And I’m finding that creativity is bubbling as I ponder what I want to think about, walk through with the Lord. For now, I’m writing down the big brush strokes, and looking forward to time to delve more deeply into these topics.

I’ve been asked to consider being a small group leader in a women’s Bible study at my church. I’m so looking forward to girl time! Living at home with all boys (even a male dog, guinea pig and parakeet), with only a shy girl parakeet for feminine bolstering has taken a toll….worth the cost, but I am definitely ready for girl time!

A sweet lady from church has offered to show me her system for keeping her house sweet and clean.

An amazingly generous friend has offered to help me get my house looking great (and the whole back side of the house…dining room, living room, and kitchen…shows her talent). I’m so excited to see what happens in the front room when we get a chance to look at it together!

So even though I will miss having a boy at home with me, I am seeing more reason to be excited about what’s next all the time!