Monday, February 20, 2006

three days....


We've been busy trying to get this house in some kind of order to prepare for the upcoming in-home interview with the folks from the prospective school. We recently retrieved all the stuff we had put in storage when we had the house on the market. It is good though, because the timing of it all forced me into spring cleaning mode and that was really needing to happen. What I've learned:
We have a TON of books and I cannot part with any of them.
Our house is really tiny.
All discarding of items however old, outgrown, chewed on or useless, must be done under the cloak of darkness because Abby grieves these inanimate objects as if they are long lost friends upon which we are inflicting a cruel fate. It is sweet but a nuisance at the same time.
Outside of organizing and clean-up, we spent the very cold weekend holed up and huddled in front of the fireplace working on a 500 piece puzzle of Renoit's Spring Bouquet. It was great fun. I really hated to see the weekend close. But now it is back to business. We have a lot of little loose ends to tie up before Wednesday: Letters of recommendation to collect from their old preschool and BI, finishing up the financial aid packet, and of course making our humble home as warm and inviting as possible. I know it will not be what the interview team is accustomed to, but I am okay with that. It is lived in, but clean and frankly, one of the many blessings that has come with the demands of remediation of the girls' disorderedness has been a freedom from the desire to acquire. Praise God! We know that things and stuff and nonsense are not what makes for a happy heart or a happy home.
Well, that's all from the front today friends. Please keep us in your prayers this week. I may not post again until after the interview on Wednesday. This is my scrapture this week:
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6-7

2 Comments:

Blogger m. said...

you and your lovely daughters are in my prayers this week, especially tomorrow with the interview.

I pray that God gives you peace in all of this.

6:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Susan and Jimmy, I am holding you in the highest consciousness right now as you prepare for tomorrow's interview. I know you believe in Divine Order and am praying for this to unfold in the way that will be perfect for all concerned.
God is good!

My love to you, Marla

4:37:00 PM  

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