Thursday, August 30, 2012

Mary's First Day of School Pics! Then & Now!

Here's the first day of school8th grade2012! ☺

This is Mary's pen and paper! It is how she takes notes. (called a BrailleNote)

Her science homework!

Here's what she types her math and her letters to us from camp on. She says it all in 6 keys for Braille that we say with our 26 keys. Yes, that's dog hair on it, like a lot of things in our house!

What's the first day without a doctor's appointment! Here's Mary about to see her orthodontist extraordinaire! Dr. B! (And he lives next door to us. Talk about service!)

"... for we walk by faith, not by sight."  ~Corinthians 5:7

And this was some of our first days in our homeschool journey school ~  homeschooling our 4 kids ~ such joy ~ 13 years of homeschooling!

Alex teaching Mary to sort the silverware! ☺

I believed if the missionary Gladys Aylward could lead 100 Chinese orphans over the mountains in 1938 when they were invaded by the Japanese—this same mighty God that was her God was my God—and I knew He would help us teach our 4 children at home. Everyone always asked homeschoolers.... "But what about socialization?" If you treat your family with courtesy, you are far more likely to treat others well! 

By the way, Alex went on to public high school where he became president of his class of 511 in 2011 - 2012! And John, he is social chair in his fraternity at a university!

When we studied castles, my older kids made a portcullis for Mary to crawl through. That's when I learned what one is!

Mary first learning to read Braille dots! 

Blair, John, and Alex making mosques when we studied Isalm. Blair was such a good craft teacher!

Mary felt like she was a big babysitter when our little friend Adrianna came over, 
while her daddy installed some cabling for us. She "read" to her.

Here's Mary's first day of public school ~ 2008!  This was my very first blog entry ever!

I tagged it "Mary this morning before first day of 4th grade."  What was that about? I didn't know what a tag was!

Whether your kids go to public school or private school or home-school, we are all called to point them to Christ. They belong to Him. What an awesome privilege. May we treasure each day with themfor they fly away so fast.

"The years of our life are seventy,
    or even by reason of strength eighty;
yet their span is but toil and trouble;
    they are soon gone, and we fly away.
Who considers the power of your anger,
    and your wrath according to the fear of you?
So teach us to number our days
    that we may get a heart of wisdom."
~ Psalm 90:10-12

"Train a child in the way he should go,
    and when he is old he will not turn from it."
~Proverbs 22:6

Walk in Faith,


  1. What a special glimpse into the Goodness of God! Thank you for sharing these precious (old and new) school photos. <3

  2. Hi Ruth! Cameras have come a long way baby too, in just a few years. My phone took the recent ones! Your note encouraged me greatly :-) Don't grow weary in doing good, Sister!


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