Stand still and consider the wondrous works of God.
– Job 37:14
I’ve really begun to understand the value of being a teacher: free summer! Of course, I still have plenty of things to do. The difference is that I’m not getting up at 5 a.m. with an inordinate amount of papers to grade and lessons to plan. In fact, I’ve been getting up at 8 a.m., or later, every morning. I’ve been casually reading through books, trying out new recipes, and bonding with Millie. I truly believe that everyone needs a time of repose, no matter what one’s position is in life. There’s NO WAY I could have kept going full-speed ahead without knowing that summertime was on the horizon. Everyone has a myriad of excuses for always staying busy, but there is no reason to ever feel guilty about allowing life to slow down and enjoy the simple pleasures that God has given His creation. In the midst of this relaxing, I’ve captured a few snapshots of our life this summer. Enjoy!