I can’t believe it’s already November! We have been having busy, full days here at the Basham hacienda. Each day, I do my best to have my quiet time with the Lord first. From there, I try to get in a workout, get ready for the day, and then get the kids going. My oldest two kids need my laptop to view their math lessons on CD, so I only get to blog if I get up really early and beat the rush. 🙂 By afternoon, I’m usually too brain dead to write anything except an email or two, so I just haven’t gotten to blog. I have so much to share though. God is so good and he “daily loadeth me with benefits”, as it says in Psalm 68:19. If I had the time, I could post twice a day on the blessings God pours out! I do try to keep a personal journal, jotting down His goodness, to have some record of it.
In October, we celebrated six months in Oklahoma! So much has happened in that time! I can’t believe that six months ago, I had a life in another place. It’s amazing how quickly we can learn to adapt and adjust to a new home and city. We have met so many wonderful people in that time! I love living here, and the kids are adjusting well. I am so grateful for God’s help in this transition.
Terry took a trip to Southern Seminary last week for the Expositor’s Conference. He was able to meet some kind pastors and get several good books. He says he learned a lot, but I thought he was already pretty smart. 🙂 It was interesting taking care of the five kids alone. It was my first time to be alone that long here. I missed having family nearby (I used to live an hour or so from my mom), but my church family has showed me how much they care. I know if I had a need, they would be there for me. Anyway, I really missed my sweetheart. Whenever he is gone, I not only appreciate all he does around here, but I realize that he truly is my best friend. He got plenty of bear hugs upon his return, and he delighted everyone by bringing us all a little souvenir. The older kids got a nice pen, Matthew and I got T-shirts, and the little girls got tiaras for when they play dress up (everyday). The photo above shows them modeling them.
The kids just finished their first soccer season in our homeschool group. I hope to share some more photos of that soon. They had a blast! It was a lot for me and Terry to keep up with, but it was worth it. Mitchell is enjoying piano lessons from two teachers – one is focusing on classical and one on hymns. He loves music and is doing well. We just met some wonderful people in Coweta, Oklahoma, last weekend. I have never been treated so kindly by people, except by my own church family! And, after a stressful week last week, I really needed the encouragement. Again, God is so good! I hope to share photos of that, too, soon.
I just wanted to let you know I’m alive and well, praise the Lord, and give you a run down of what we have been doing. I hope to share more specific posts in the near future.
This morning, I read these verses, which were both convicting and a blessing: