|A late season milk weed pod, still sharing seeds|
Not long ago I had a conversation with an acquaintance. Someone I went to high school with that I see every so often. We got around to chatting about where we are in life, and this person began to show a genuine interest in my days with Reece. There were questions about what a homeschooling day looked like for us, how we learned, how I knew what to "teach" and so on.
I am always a little excited to share our days, I do enjoy them and love the path we are on, so I chatted away. I finished my thoughts with...it really is a pretty simple life. I didn't know how else to put it, and those words really summed it up.
It is a pretty simple life we lead. We keep things slow and easy around here. We try really hard not to get caught up in the rush of life, and instead slow down so we can enjoy the moments, all of them. I will admit that there are times we find ourselves being pushed along in the rush, but as a someone who really dislikes the rat race, and the speed at which it travels, I am pretty quick to reign it all in, putting the brakes on hard so we can breath again.
Both Justin and I like being home. We love our little space on this earth, and we enjoy spending time here. When days get too busy and there is less time at home we feel it, deep inside, like a gnawing ache, reminding us to return to our roots, to our home, to the simple life.
It's a pretty simple life, and we like it that way.