How do you slow down? What does that really look like? Well, for me, I'm starting by taking a year off from teaching. I truly love teaching. It is my calling. It is my spiritual gift and the way I give back to the Lord. I love being in the classroom and I adore my babies that are in my class each year. But teaching isn't just a 40 hour a week job....it's so much overtime and there is always something to take home and work on, or research, or create. The truth is that my Lupus body just isn't what my body used to be! I have to surrender to that.
My older sister also got remarried this summer and her wedding weekend getaway was an amazing weekend for us all. I truly am excited for her and happy that she has found someone who is wonderfully kind, loving, and giving. Here's a picture from the night before the wedding (Me, Mom, & Britt). We stayed at Barnsley Gardens in GA and it was phenomenal....I would love to go back annually! This was a very welcome relaxation and I am always happy to get to see my entire family.
School has also started back (without me as a teacher) and the kids are still at TCA. They are loving K & 2nd grade!
Here is Tip with his Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Tracey. She is amazing!!! And he loves going to school!
I have also started taking a supplement this summer. It's called EHT and it is amazing. It has given me SO much energy, I've even started running!!!! This is big! I don't run, much less walk with my bad joints, but this supplement has done wonders for my body. I also am sleeping better and my memory is back to normal!!!! Look into this if you have any of these same issues. See the link below.
We also have been working on things around the house, like our chicken coop. We are going to try to get into the farm life a little more. We also traded our 5 horses for 1 that the kiddos can ride.
More to come.....
I leave today with this thought: