Friday, May 13, 2011


I am so happy for the summer to come! I am a bit early to celebrate, but once spring semester is finished, summer officially starts in our home =)

Now that school is over, I have time to reflect and breathe. I find that once Carter goes to school, I go to the gym, I do some laundry, and clean the house, it is somehow time to get Carter, and then come home and start dinner. This is tough work! I am always tired! I want to cry and complain, but this week I didn't. I focused on getting my work done, and giving Kurt space to do his job too.

Having boys is hard. I am able to teach them many things, but I cannot teach them how to be a man. Carter spent most of last week in a button-down shirt and tie, insisting that he wanted to be just like Daddy. Harrison demands "Daddy hair" every day. The kids do learn from me, but they want to emulate their father. This is a good thing, and I am happy their dad is such a wonderful man.

Having time to reflect gave me the opportunity to really look at what it is to be a man. In our home Kurt is our provider, presider, and protector. He leads our family. This does not mean that I have no say in things, and it does not mean that he makes all our decisions. For example, we are very seriously considering homeschooling our children. The decision to homeschool is a big one, but because most of the work would fall upon me, Kurt shares his opinions but has left the final decision to me. When it comes to moving, job changes, finances, and extended family matters- Kurt does most of the decision making. We are a team, but in the end, he is the leader. Our success- in every dimension is built on the stable foundation that he makes for us. I can't imagine the pressure, stress, or anxiety that comes from being in his position!

"Now I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God." 1 Cor 11:3

I am so thankful that my husband is such a great man. I am so grateful for his great job, and the happiness he finds in his work. I am thankful for my beautiful boys, and the joy they bring to my life. I am so happy that I have a strong, capable, and spiritual husband for our boys to look up to.

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