I was thinking about this last night before I fell asleep. We live in a small neighborhood and there are three other young children in our neighbor that are close to the ages of our children. They came over last night. Now, they all attend school and both parents work so they are all gone all day. Quite often some of these children will be at our house for 3-5 hours on a Saturday. These children were over last night for a short visit, and all I could think is that they had been in school all day, away from the parents and they were out around the neighborhood all evening. What kind of life is that? I am SOOOOOOO thankful to be home and that my children are home. Do you know, my children never ask to go to the neighbors? Which is fine with me. Then this lead to another thought, even though we homeschool our family is busy, not too busy but busy. I remember as a child going to a friend's grandmothers house and spending the whole day in the mountains playing we were not in a hurry, our Mom's were stay at home moms and even though we went to school we were home all summer and they took time to visit and life was not as rushed.
May the Lord find us faithful.