Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Big Day for Cheney oh, and I'm Back From Vacation;)

I am back from vacation! Isn't it nice that I could go away for such a looooooong time. Just kidding. We were gone a bit over a week and it was very nice. We really enjoyed Atlanta, GA and I do hope to be able to post some of our pictures, but you know I am not the swiftest at that....

Today was a milestone in Cheney Boy's life. It was a day that he has thought about and hoped for for a long time. He took his driver's test today......and he PASSED!!! I must say that I am hoping I did not show the shock on my face that I felt in my heart when I asked the instructor if he passed and he replied, "yes". It has been interesting to see each of my kids learn to drive and see how some are so natural at it and others are not. I will not say which kid is which. Anyway, we took his test, went to the DMV, got the actual license with the serious as can be face of my son on it, and were done 45 minutes after our appointment. Plus, the test and the DMV are NOT at the same place. I do not know what the DMV has done to streamline things, but every time I go in there lately, I am expecting a few hours like it used to be and they have me in and out in no time. Mad props for the DMV of NJ!!

Let me see, other happenings in our household since I last posted. This may sound awful and lazy, maybe, too, but for the last two weeks I have not had a car because Bethany's is broken and she needs to use mine for her jobs. So, I am "stuck" at home with no way to go anywhere and I have been LOVING it! Davin and I get his exercises done, we get things cleaned in the house which have been left undone for so long because of my busy schedule with working, etc. It has been fabulous. Several days, we took naps just because we could;)

I have always known that I enjoyed being a homemaker, but after a long stint of working and running myself ragged, I am so at peace being at home in my house and working on things and being here when my kids get home from jobs, etc. It is just what I am called to do. Even though my kids are getting pretty old, I so enjoy having dinner ready for them, having a treat made (which I was never having time to do) and listening to them when they wanted to talk. It's pretty cool to listen to your 21 year-old share her dreams and hopes when she gets home from work. It's nice to be able to ask Cheney how his day was and hear him groan when I tell him I am making something he doesn't like for dinner;)...okay not everything can be peachy. I may be of a strange breed that likes to be stuck at home, but I just don't see it that way. I feel so privileged to be home for these weeks and be able to serve my family and rest my mind and body.

Thank you Lord for giving us exactly what we need when we need it.

11 comments:

Martha said...

I always loved being home too but home doesn't always feel relaxing. Sometimes it is just too crazy with home schooling and a home business. I miss those days of playing on the floor with my kids, walking leisurely around the block, baking cookies, and taking a long afternoon nap. I want to sit on my back porch, enjoy the sun and warm breeze and not feel guilty for doing nothing. (There, now I feel better.)

Oh, and welcome home. :)

Martha said...

Watching my children get their driver's lisences has been the scariest part of being a parent.

Michelle said...

Aww... Thanks for sharing all that! What a nice post! Way to go Cheney. My guess is that he is the more "natural" driver!HAHA!

I like to be a "homebody" too!

Martha said...
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Martha said...

HUZZAH for Cheney! Wait! Cheney got his liscense? Wierd! That's got to be horrifying. Is he still as crazy as I remember him? That would terrify me if he is.

But anyhow, congradulations to C.A.S.H.

"It has been interesting to see each of my kids learn to drive and see how some are so natural at it and others are not." Let me guess... is Bethany the unnatural?

Hey! Now he can come visit his yankee friends in NY, or does he have to wait 'til hes 18? Maybe I'll come visit you the. Pe@ce.
Sincerely, Nathan Teal.
www.thisisschool.blogspot.com

Miss Melly said...

And everyone, I saw Heather taking Cheney to his driving test. I was going to work and ended up at the light right next to them. I may have been the last person to wave to Cheney as an unlicensed driver!

Heather said...

That's funny. Miss Melly, I think you may be right.

Bethany said...

Yea for Cheney! And glad to hear that you are so enjoying being home.

joeks said...

Glad you had a good trip.
What a blessing to be content in the Lord. He does indeed know what is best for us!

Christine said...

COngrats Cheney! BTW, I loved you last post about loving having dinner on the table for you family. I think we have a lot in common. :)

Ashley said...

I love being home as well. A lot of moms that work act like I am crazy. They say they would go bonkers if they had to stay home. They think I am even crazier for homeschooling and not getting a break from the children. But, I really feel this is what I am called to do and I love being home for my family. I would not want it any other way. Even though we sacrifice for me to do this, it is so worth it! I am glad you are enjoying your time at home. Keep soaking up every minute. :)