We have, in essence, crafted the life that is just right for us. We are thoughtful in our decisions about what comes into our lives, about how we spend our time, about the things we say yes or no to, about the ways we earn an income. We've worked hard and lived simply so that we can be together as a family in the ways that we are each and everyday.
These wise words were from one of my favorite blogs, Soule Mama. After another bout of frustration last week, I just told the boys that we needed to change things. Because we can. By choosing to homeschool, our family life has the freedom to say "This isn't working, we need to change something." This journey is a creative endeavor, not static. We can tweak, we can adjust, we can overhaul.
But there is a flip side to that, because as we "craft this life", we must limit ourselves. We have said no to two incomes, no to expensive vacations, no to lots of wants. But it has freed us to say yes to so much. Yes to another story, yes to art time with Daddy, yes to climbing trees and sledding.
We will continue to craft, to whittle, to sculpt out this life we have been given. With grace and love.