It was two years ago this month that I put up my first post on this blog.
I haven\’t shared much of my personal life over that time but I thought I might use this opportunity to let my readers know a bit more about me.
Things for which I am legendary:
* my muffins and carob balls
* driving around Australia, mostly on my own
* travelling alone around India by train
* tea consumption – I haven\’t met anyone yet who could out drink me
* getting lost
* diverse dramas and incidents in cars
Some things I\’ve experienced when driving:
* losing a wheel while driving in the middle of the Northern Territory
* running into a petrol bowser in my dad\’s brand new car
* crashing into the car in front of me in peak hour traffic and instead of hitting the brake, planting my foot on the accelerator and hitting it again (so embarrassing).
* backing down our driveway and running into the postie\’s motorbike
* unsuccessfully trying to change a tyre and finding out later I was trying to remove the wheel rim, not the hubcap
* running out of petrol in the middle of outback Queensland
* getting stuck in the biggest snowfall (totally unexpected) in about 180 years in inland northern NSW as I was driving from QLD to Sydney wearing a dress and a pair of sandals
* doing a 3 point turn on a steep drive & pulling what I thought was the handbrake & ending up flat on my back desperately trying to reach the brake pedal
* breaking down in pitch darkness in country Tasmania, getting out of the car and disappearing completely into a trench someone had dug next to the road
A bit about my journey into marriage & family life:
First I said I wasn\’t going to get married, but I did.
Then I said I definitely wasn\’t going to have children – famous last words. God told my husband not to worry, He\’d sort me out. And He did.
I\’ve had 11 pregnancies and we have 7 wonderful children that made it to full term.
I had to have a cervical suture for each pregnancy that went over 13 weeks.
We\’ve always homeschooled our children and the 4 eldest have now graduated without going into the school system; 2 were married during the last 5 months.
My philosophy of Home Education:
Eric Liddell said that he felt God\’s pleasure when he ran. I feel God\’s pleasure as I teach my children, not just about spiritual things but about History & Music, Poetry & Maths, Science & Writing and Life.
If I ever thought that teaching my children wasn\’t bringing Him pleasure I don\’t think I\’d want to be doing it.