I'm ridiculously blessed to find that so many friends out there have missed my posts here. Thank you for caring! In truth, I can't seem to find the passion to write much lately. Life is very hard with James and much of the joy in our lives has been sucked out and we are desperately trying to find it again on a minute-to-minute basis. I devote every waking (and that includes the wee hours of the morning) hour to our school lessons and to creating an atmosphere of loving learning and living, despite the chaos that engulfs us daily. It is exhausting and draining and saddening. I have little time to chronicle our weeks like I used to, but I hope to someday soon find that place of peace again. I am maintaining my curriculum pages here since it's my virtual notepad, but aside from that, I need time to just be quiet in the evenings ... time with Him, praying, learning to knit, reading, lesson planning, crying, whatever keeps me sane in order to face the next morning. Perhaps I'll share photos of the week if I'm so stirred. Talk soon ... we deeply covet your prayers.