Whew! Things are going great. I've been very busy keeping our homeschool up to par, so that when spring comes I can go outside and be with the horses for two hours every day. When the weather breaks, none of us want to be inside, and the part of school that needs me can be finished by one o'clock. Then independent work can be done and reviewed later in the day.
I have some really exciting news. Our oldest son, Saul, was accepted to Norwich University and its Cadet program. Norwich is in in Northfield, VT, about an hour and forty-five minutes south of us. This school has a unique identity and mission. It is among the top two and a half percent of major universities (of which there are two thousand) in the country. Saul really wanted this, and I am so SO happy for him~!!
You may not believe this, but I hardly ever 'brag' about my kids. Children are unique individuals, and they belong to God. It's been a rough road for Saul; he suffered a lot after his beloved Aunt Dawn's homicide. God did not leave us alone in our problems. It is okay to brag in the Lord, and that is what I am trying to do.
Today he received a letter of merit scholarship based on his academic performance during his high school years and his SAT scores. It pays a full one quarter of his tuition, as long as he keeps his grade point average above a 2.25! Yippee!
My apologies to anyone who came here to read horses and got this far. However, and all of this new found faith, love, joy, and family healing has a direct trickle-down to my confidence and success with the horses. I am so anxious for Spring and ground we can work on!
There is a story below which I wrote and never had a chance to post. I also have Dreamer's story mostly finished for his birthday next week!
|Saul holding Dreamer at home 2007|
I hope everyone is doing well. We have a winter storm happening right now (twelve inches), and my snow stick reads 26 inches even after days of melt. The horses are shedding, and we hear the Chickadees singing their love and nesting songs in the trees. The animals tell us that spring is on its way!
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