A World without walls
everyday life while homeschooling overseas
As I sit here updating our life, I've realized that today is the last Sunday that we'll have in the states for a long time. It's always fun when it gets to the last week and you start doing the countdown ("Today is the last Monday on Mars"), but it feels just a little bit different this time. Mostly because Sundays will be treated differently in Jordan. Here, my Sundays have always been the day of worship, church attendance, family time...the day to put aside the worries of the week and just relax and enjoy a different sort of day...to think about my blessings and about how to improve myself and improve my relationship with God. Of course, it's not like I don't think of those things on other days, it's just that THAT was what Sundays were specifically set aside for in the first place! Now, things are going to change and I have to wrap my brain around that. Sundays will now be the first day of the workweek. Fridays are the day to go to church, etc. And while, yes, we still have a day that is set aside, I think it will take me some time to remember that Friday is the Sabbath day now. When we've gotten invites to do things with others, Sunday was always my red flag, and Friday was the green one! Now I have to remember that Friday is my new red flag, and Sunday is ok! That is definitely messed up. Good luck, myself.
In other thoughts, this home leave has been an interesting one. We enjoyed seeing SO MUCH--family, National Parks, pretty much everything... But I think we learned a great deal about what to do and what NOT to do in the future!! :) Here are some thoughts of things we might change:
Who Am I?
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