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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Fisher Academy Beginnings ~ A memoir

Homeschool Memoirs!

I wonder how many other moms find it difficult to know where to begin when writing about themselves. Boy, I do. I can write about my kids, I can give advice to younger moms, and I can always think of something to complain about, but tell a little about myself is hard! Where do I begin?!

Well, ever since I can remember, all I ever wanted to be when I grew up, was a wife and a mommy. I wanted at least 4 kids (preferably boys). I spent hours picking out names and dreaming of what they would look like and who they would be. Funny, how when you actually have everything you've ever dreamed of, you can still sometimes find yourself less than satisfied.

Don't get me wrong, I LOVE my life. But sometimes I forget and have to remind myself, when I'm having one of those days, or when I just can't see the positive light on matters, "Amy, you are living your dream life! God has given you everything and more than you ever asked for... This is what you've always wanted! Cheer up!" ...and that helps. :)

I married my high school sweetheart, and love him more then ever. My husband and I were married almost 12 years ago, we have 5 kids and I'm still 30! We've lived our lives in a kind of fast forward mode as we've been on the missionfield for 5 years. We've moved innumerable times, which means we've packed and unpacked a LOT. God has been SO gracious to me, and I am so thankful to be His bond-servant. I am a total work-in-progress. I have so much to learn, and I love that God is making me more like Christ.

We strongly desire that our family and home exemplify what a real working relationship with Christ looks like. This means dependence on grace, transparency and a lot of forgiveness. We're still learning. We've made lots of mistakes. We keep on making them. But we're trying to do our best! May God bless the work of our hands.

We originally decided to homeschool way back when we first came to Peru. Our oldest 2 kids were 1.5 and 2.5. We were planning to work in a small town in a remote part of the jungle (this remains a possibility), and the school there was not even a consideration. So, we decided we'd homeschool. I was excited about the idea, I love learning! As we've gone along, we homeschool for so many more reasons. I LOVE having our kids around. I love discovering who they are, what they love and helping them develop their God-given talents. I can't wait to see what God has in store for them.


mom25mcclains said...

Hi Amy, Thanks for visiting my blog. I enjoyed visiting yours! Loved your family pics.

Rhonda said...

What a great post-I enjoyed reading about you and your family.

Anonymous said...

HI! What a gorgeous bunch of boys!
I like the hats too. Did you make them?
Nice to meet you:)

Anonymous said...

Every one of your children bear such a striking resemblance to you! I think it is delightful!

I enjoyed your transparency and honesty in your post. It's lovely to meet you.

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