This is a year of first for me. My first novel releases in a couple of months – also my first solo flight into traditional publication. That’s huge. I’ve started working with a new ministry and have taken on a new role in one of the other ministries with which I work. I’ve also taken on the teaching tasks for 2 brand new high school classes at our large co-op. One is Bible study that I can really sink my teeth into. The other is government.
REALLY? MEEEEE???? Anyone who knows me, knows that I hate politics. I started to use a kinder word, but no… I seriously hate politics. I vote. I educate myself on the issues (when I can find a reliable source!), but I won’t talk politics with anyone! Never have I heard such anger and bitter meanness than when listening in on people disagreeing over political opponents. I’ve even witnessed believers disgusted with each other over their choices and ending friendships due to the media’s take on the political environment.
But I can get into the procedures. The whys and wherefores of the issues, though that also will be a stretch!
It’s a year of lasts for me as well. (Likely the last time I EVER teach government! LOL!)
Tuesday marks the last time my girls have a first day of school. Their senior year. A lot of family and friends who remember them like the picture are shocked that they are seniors. As a homeschooling mom, I don’t feel it’s so hard to believe because I’ve been there every day with them.
After this year, I’ll be retiring as a homeschooling mom. Wow! This is my seventeenth year. And I’ll be ending my work with our homeschool coop after sixteen years. Likely there will be some other “lasts” as the year continues, but I’m looking forward to them. Oh, that sounds so bad, but I’m not so much looking forward to the end of schooling as I am excited about what the Lord is doing in the lives of my family. And I can’t wait to see what He has in store for my dinky twinkies. Sparkle and Spunky have a great foundation!
Your Turn: What firsts are you experiencing or expecting this year? What lasts might be on the horizon?