A moment of true love.
Lucy was invited to attend school all week, all day with Eli as this is the last week before a 3 week break between terms. No mention of me paying the insane private school fees the school charges…..so I jumped on it.
Eli has been REALLY genuinely excited to have Lucy with him at school. He has been prepping on how to be a good brother to her at school. It’s been almost a year since she has attended Imani, due to scheduling conflicts and tuition costs, so it was good to have a refresher course on what he might do to make her visit a little more enjoyable (for the sake of the whole family).
Don’t mind my crazy messy house, this is of course a picture from the 1st day when we were dealing with a new routine and trying to rush out the door!
All in all, I think the week of school has been good for Lucy, and more importantly, good for MOM! I have had some much needed time to myself during the day which has been sorely lacking during our stay here in Africa. I have even had the opportunity to chat with some of you at home in the states over Skype, which I have needed to fill my emotional reserves. Come to find out, it is a much different experience to live and work at the same location, especially when the work serves people 24/7. I thank all of you who do this kind of work day in and day out, for years on end! It is something quite unique.
Anyhow, pray for our family as we adjust to a 3 week break from school for Eli…which means a change in our daily routine at home and in the Centre. There are many things related to the Centre that draw my attention away from the kids daily and I specifically hope that these weeks are a time of enjoyment for Eli and Lucy together rather than a time of bickering or chaos. I am entering the last month and a half of this pregnancy and we will ALL be thankful for some smooth sailing in our house!