The day did start not as I had originally planned. I did not manage to rise before the kids, as Pip woke at three am and fidgeted in our bed until six am, by which time Benedict woke with really high blood sugars and complaining of feeling sick! Extra insulin was dispatched and Dave very kindly gave Benedict and Pip breakfast so that, I could catch up on lost sleep.
Despite my not surfacing until nearer nine am, we were on with our home schooling within half an hour of my rising. Whilst I washed the breakfast pots and threw in a load of laundry, Benedict read aloud from one of the books on loan from his previous school. Pip not wishing to be left out sat and "read" her books beside him in the hallway. Straight after we cracked on with our addition fact sheet from the website super teacher work sheets. Benedict has really taken to this form of learning with regard to the Maths and is making steady progress in this area, in fact it is quite a joy to see him experience an " Aha!" moment and see his confidence blossoming. By now it was near lunch time so B helped clear the table and finish the last minute preparations. Thankfully I'd had the foresight last night to bake the lentil patties whilst the oven was cooking our mushroom tart, so it was only a case of heat through and we were ready to eat.
After lunch we had an appointment at the diabetic clinic but before leaving the house we had time to find two winter poems to read and hopefully learn, brainstorm words relating to the winter season and print a header banner for our season's wall courtesy of Sparklebox resources. Praise God our appointment went well and despite experiencing eight consecutive hypo attacks and over eighteen high rebound readings as a result Benedict's three month blood averages were still good and much improved on the October visit. He was also a very brave boy and had an armful of blood taken, so that his yearly blood tests for kidney function and coeliac and thyroid screening could be checked, mind you his arm hurt for several hours after wards and he was decidedly droopy at bedtime.
I've just returned from Shalom Prayers, my Monday night oasis of peace and in filling by the Holy Spirit. It has been four weeks since we last met and I think we were all ready for refreshing and renewing! I'm very grateful for the love and friendship I have found within the group. Today's meditation was :
"Beloved if God so loved us we ought to love one another.
No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us and His love has been perfected in us.
By this we know that we abide in Him, and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit.
And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son as the Saviour of the world."
Food for thought for this forthcoming week, be blessed San x