There are changes coming in the wind for this blog... This past Friday I was at our homeschool curriculum fair. Now I'm sure some of you are not even aware we homeschool, yet that is so much a part of me. I attended a seminar of the infamous, ok famous in my circles, Rebecca Powell. I've been to Rebecca's talks in previous years and have stopped by her booth a few times. But this year Rebecca and I had connected through our blogs (her button is to the right). As my friend Abbe and I were sitting in on her "Mommy Burnout" seminar, I turned to Abbe and commented that Rebecca is just as funny on her blog as she is in real life. You see that is what Rebecca is, real. As we were getting our computer hooked back up and tracking down the original virus, I've had time to think. I've not been very real with y'all. Sure at times I've been funny with cute pictures and cute kids stories, but there is so much more to me, there is a more "real" me. So changes are coming....for me and the jungle. I will be getting a new look and new tag line, although the name will remain the same. You will get to meet the real Jane that you would know in real life if you were here.
Just a preview, as I said earlier we homeschool. Derek will start high school in August and I've been stressed to the max about this. I am very blessed to have a fellow mom who has been through the high school years already, come over one day and help me get myself organized. She was also so encouraging so now it doesn't feel quite as daunting as before. Derek is very hard to motivate, hopefully high school will change that! Will is going to start 7th grade and Colin will start 2nd. Will is the epitome of a homeschool student, some supervision and he'll get his work done. Colin is another story. I've always told my husband it's a good thing he's being homeschooled cause he would be in the principals office daily. He is on his own schedule. Shea tries to do everything Colin does, so she "schools" also in her own way.
I also teach our churches youth Sunday School class and our youth Wednesday night class. I am also the youth director so I do a lot of activities with our youth. In fact this Wednesday is movie night and next Wednesday is a pool party.
I am a child of God. The Lord is my Father above all. I am not the type of person to come up to you on the street and evangelise. I am not the type of person to get in your face and preach to you. But I am a woman of God who tries to LIVE her faith. I fail most days. But I know that each day I get up in the morning, is another day that God gives me to do it better. I will not judge you, lest you judge me and find me failing miserably. But if you need someone who has been there and come out the other side a better person, then I am here for you. My strength is God's grace...always, and He is rock solid.