Magnanimously homeschooling, worshiping, creating.......

Join us on a journey of faith, healing, learning to live with part of our hearts missing, and recovery, as our family rebuilds our lives, after our son's long battle with cancer....and his eventual rise on eagle's wings into Heaven...victory is his...he is serving the King!!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

starting school!


plans have been made.... (some still tidying up)
afterall, it is me...


desks are being prepared...



books being organized...

college boys looking studious....:)

flowers being picked from the garden...it was a test for the kiddos, give me ten minutes and stay focused..they did!! I know I left the susans out in the sun to long..they look tired but oh it is pretty on the table...zinnias are my favorite flower...

me playing with my camera...the batteries died as I took the one to show you my tomato harvest..

first day good, I am encouraged, a little brain fried but see the routine taking shape...giving some incentives for careful attentive work....

2 comments:

SusanD said...

Greetings Tonya, Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I've enjoyed visiting your blog and will come back again soon. You're from Illinois and your children wear Hawkeyes shirts??? Nice. I'm an Iowa girl who now lives in Illinois. So glad God brought us together. I look forward to learning more about you. Blessings, SusanD

Tonya said...

Thanks Susan! We are right near Iowa so my son had his treatment in Iowa City! So cool that we are neighbors! Keep in touch.

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Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary of the American Language defines Magnanimity as such:
MAGNANIM'ITY, n. [L. magnanimitas; magnus, great, and animus, mind.] Greatness of mind; that elevation or dignity of soul, which encounters danger and trouble with tranquillity and firmness, which raises the possessor above revenge, and makes him delight in acts of benevolence, which makes him disdain injustice and meanness, and prompts him to sacrifice personal ease, interest and safety for the accomplishment of useful and noble objects.