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4 Things that Sparked Joy

Check out what sparked joy in my life this week as I make a journey for joy this year.

This year I am on a journey for joy. You can read more about how this journey got started here.

Lacking joy? I’d love for you to join me on the journey for joy?

So, what sparked joy for me this week?

  1. Friends! This week my friend from church who is also in my Young Living upline taught a class with me at someone’s house. Someone I had only met once before, while I was nervous on so many levels having someone with me that I knew and who was more confident in her teaching about oils made the whole thing awesome! I love having the support from others who love sharing about the benefits of essential oils but more so I love having friends with me who can help me through life.
  2. Health insurance. We’ve gone years without health insurance and are facing another stretch of going without yet again. Therefore, this week, while I had an ultrasound done I was thankful that at the current moment we do have health insurance so that I can get my kidney’s checked out. It’s amazing what you go without when you are lacking insurance. My husband and I have put our own health needs on the backburner for years so that we could pay for the children’s healthcare and emergency trips out of pocket (hello stitches for all 3 in one summer!). It may seem minute, but if you have insurance count your blessings, this week it brought me joy!
  3. Reading 2-vowels has clicked for our Little Guy! We have been working on the 2-vowel rule in Kindergarten for a few months now and nothing I did seem to make it sink in for our Little Guy. I was at my wits end and felt like slamming my head against the wall. I handed over the reigns to my husband and he carved out time in his crazy schedule to work on it with him and I’m so excited to announce that Little Guy can now read 2-vowel words with much more ease and without all the verbal cues. I am so thankful for my husband’s help! I was ready to give up on this whole homeschooling gig. 😉 Sometimes it may look like we homeschoolers have it all together or that we have the perfectly tailored curriculum for our child’s needs but that is certainly not always the case. Most days I’m cramming the extras in or playing catch up from a few weeks of skipping. And we have normal children, just like you. Our children struggle with different things that they need to learn and it doesn’t matter what curriculum you are using we still need to think outside the box for concepts to sink in. Sometimes it takes weeks or months on the same thing before you move on, ignoring the rules and the teacher’s manuals instructions. That, my friend, is the beauty of homeschooling. Imperfect progress. Figuring out how to make things work and throwing out what doesn’t. 
  4. A slow week. In all honesty, we had a nice slow and relaxing week. We didn’t need to leave the house a ton and were able to get through homeschooling without it taking all.day.long. It’s been a nice refreshing time, one that I definitely am thankful for. I even stepped away from the blog and posting online and just enjoyed the peace.

What sparked joy in your life this week?

Check out what sparked joy in my life this week as I make a journey for joy this year.

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