The Dance

This time of the year is big for our teenagers. So much pressure with the end of the school year, the prom, summer jobs, and the peer influence that faces them each year.

Funny I didn’t go to prom any year. Yes I was asked but really didn’t have the desire to go. To me that was too much pressure to get dressed up, to look a certain way, and all the money it cost to do so.

We need to have a special insurance plan for this maybe don allred insurance burlington nc could help with the situation.

My oldest is going with his girl and that’s fine. I will fork the money out to go, after all he didn’t want a class ring:)

The Job

The job is going well for my youngest son and my oldest son is still waiting for a phone call from a place. I’m telling him that he needs to have a plan b but he’s not listening to me right now. I’m feeling like I should just sit back and wait along with him. I don’t think he wants advice from me right now and that’s okay. Sometimes you need to learn on your on.
Lord, he is all yours!

First Job

My youngest son just got his first job. What an exciting day for him!! He called telling me about getting the phone call for an interview but he didn’t make it to the phone in time. So he was trying to call them back. Then when he finally reached them, had a time for interview, he called and wasn’t sure what to wear or say….lol. It was so cute.

So I walked him through the process and encouraged him. Then the text came with joyful jubilation that he starts the next day at 9am.

I’m so excited for him.

A Long Trip

I just went on a 2940 mile trip. It was a total of 43 hours driving in a car. We had a lot of fun and good conversations, most of all we were able to talk about anything without interruptions.

We made the trip for a women’s retreat that my friend did the speaking and I led worship. The event was fantastic and brought around 150 women. To lead worship for a group like that is just wonderful. They were ready and just wanted to dive in.

I learned so much at this event about people, about taking the better way to deal with something, about really listening and leaning into His ways.

It’s Over

Basketball season is officially over as of yesterday. The boys ranked 28 in the National Homeschooling tournament and they were gone all week. I missed them terribly but got alot of stuff done in their absence.

My hubby went down on Thursday to see the last 2 games. The tournament was 5 hours away so I just stayed home and went to work. I’m hoping we can do a little bit of normal now. We have been busy every weekend for a few months now and have spent alot of money on hotels and food with the games.

Ready for normal!

Good Call?

I have sat for the last 3 days in basketball games and for the last few weeks I have started analyzing everything. It’s not in a negative spin just trying to figure out in my own mind why we react to life as we do. Yeah so my mind is in overdrive and right now I’m not sure how to cut it off.

My point to all of this is to talk about the referees we had at our games this week. We had probably 3 that were just annoying and I don’t think they cared at all. It showed too. It showed in how they ran up and down the court, it showed in how talked to the boys, how they call a foul, (you couldn’t hear what they were calling), and the main thing I don’t think they won’t feedback. It is my understanding that if there is a problem it’s an unsolvable problem. That’s just not right.


So the second game of the night proved to be a good one also. We were ahead by 12 points in the first half but fell a little lax. But we pulled it out for a win with 2.4 seconds to go and my oldest threw a baseball pass in full court to the center, who tipped it to a guard to the side of them, he faked then went up with the shot and SCORED!! We win the game. It couldn’t have been that close but it was and they pulled it out.

By the end of the day I needed a suboxone treatment for myself. My stomach was upset with all the drama through the day.

AND that was just the first day. We are just getting started. We have 2 more days of games.

Lost the First

We are having Regionals in our town this week…it’s huge. I want to say like 50 teams, all homeschoolers. Our town is enjoying the revenues from the games and families.

We were ready for our first game and it was a great one. Our boys played so good but ended up losing by one point in overtime.
I felt really bad for our boys. I still can recall how it feels as a player.