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Operation: First Service Project

Our son is 4 years old and we’ve decided to take the plunge into the homeschooling world. The past 2 years we’ve slowly transitioned into homeschooling so it won’t be a huge change for him when we hit it full-time come kindergarten. Last spring my husband and I sat down and brainstormed what we want to get out of his education. One main thing we wanted to incorporate was volunteer time, helping others and service projects.

So far he’s volunteered a couple times but we decided to start our first very own service project. The military holds a very dear place in our heart. We have very close family and friends who are in various branches and have seen up close the sacrifices they make as well as their families. One morning I just asked Gibson how he felt about maybe raising some money for our cousin who is currently deployed. We discussed that he is helping protect us and keep us safe and in doing so he and his family will be separated for Christmas. We talked about with the money we raised we could then go shopping to buy them stuff that would make them happy and send it to him and he could share it with his soldier buddies. He loved the idea and as soon as we got home we filmed this:

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Recently I overheard a father and daughter in their last moments together. They had announced her departure and standing near the security gate, they hugged and he said, “I love you. I wish you enough.” She in turn said, “Daddy, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough, too, Daddy.”

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Scholars and Warriors

The society that separates its scholars from its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting by fools.

The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

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Dr. Seuss

Why fit in when you were born to stand out?

The Only Thing Necessary

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

Invictus by William Ernest Henley

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

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Swatting Mosquitoes

You will never have time to drain the swamp if you’re always too busy swatting mosquitoes.

Mark Twain Quote

Dance like nobody’s watching; love like you’ve never been hurt. Sing like nobody’s listening; live like it’s heaven on earth.

Before I die…

When traveling in Asheville, NC we stumbled upon an interesting “piece.” The “Before I die…” chalkboard wall. It was filled with what people want to accomplish before they die. Some very simple and easily achievable, others not so much. Very interesting to read what people had written. Had I not had my impatient 3 year old with me I probably would have taken time to read more. My question for you…what would you have written on the wall?


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