I've been thinking a lot this week about rewards and pay days. I think it is pretty easy to forget and we all need to be reminded of the fact that THIS LIFE IS NOT THE REWARD. We all want it to be. Sometimes we expect it to be. We forget the purpose behind real earthly experience. We see others around us seemingly living a charmed life and we think, they are getting their rewards. Where are mine? (At least that is our PERCEPTION of what is going on.) But we need to constantly remind ourselves,at least I do, that this is where we EARN our reward. The other side of the veil is where we get the prize.
We need to remember this because sometimes life feels like the test that it is and it is pretty easy to get discouraged.
Case in point, I was consoling one of my kiddos the other day. Sometimes, even when you are fairly popular at school and seem to have a lot of friends, it can feel like you don't get invited to the things that everyone else does because everyone kno…
No first day jitters here. This crew was ready and excited to go back, except for maybe Tanner because of PreCal and College algebra. I'm the mean mom who signed him up for two math classes each semester. But hey! In my defense, He's REALLY good at math.
This cute gal is going to rock 6th grade.
And this one is going to love 7th grade at her new campus.
He is starting 3rd grade. How the time flies!
And this big boy is a Senior.
I think McKinley likes that her big brother will be taking her to school every morning.
Maybe his truck is a little cooler than my mom mobile.
Reagan got a pic with Kylie and Marrin. (and her awesome principal!) We will carpool with them every day.
Dang! Those are some cute girls!
And on my first day back to a little free time and normalcy I made these cute little Rx for "Smart Pills" for the families that Brent and Tanner home teach (and my own kids of course!)