time: 11:29 am
I have so many different thoughts in my head right now. I saw a picture of Adrian last night at maybe 3 or four years old and I almost cried. Yes I'm a smidgen emotional right now, but the picture just really pulled my head into a long term time perspective. What do I want for my kids? What opportunities do I want to make available? Not just which ones I want, which are the ones God wants to channel through me. We are thinking about moving. It's an opportunity. For a lot of things I want for my boys. Things like...looking over a field that has nothing in it but plowed dirt or corn. Maybe some chickens and a few eggs for as long as I can stand it. A barn. An archery range without neighbors bringing back arrows they found in their yard (with mention of the fact they have a small dog ;). Apple trees. A pottery wheel and lessons on how to use it. At this point I can see the list is kind of lacking in the education opportunity department....but is it? Is it really? You can teach math by picking apples or planting seeds. Hatching eggs is better than seeing a picture in a book of an unhatched chicken isn't it. Is it possible to spend very little and gain so very much. It will take time on my part, but that's the best opportunity cost I can think of if it's going straight into their little persons.