17 August 2012

Change... Let it Begin~

Hello all~
I hope you all had a wonderful week.
Its been quiet around here, just staying cool and readying ourselves for change.
We {my family & I} are getting ready to start a new chapter in our lives, for one, I'm beginning my new job on Sunday, which will take some adjustments for us all, daddy will be in charge now on the days I work. :)
I'm also starting another new job, as teacher, for my oldest son, who begins home school on September 5th. I have so many things to do to get us all prepared for homeschooling, and I am praying we can all transition well, especially my son.

I'm nervous about all of these new changes, but if these changes make life better for my family, than I am all for it!

There are things that have had to take a backseat lately, unfortunately, this happens sometimes and first and foremost, I have to remember that my family must come first.

Sorry for all of this personal stuff, I think that's why I like to throw in a pretty picture or two, so you don't get bored. :)

***Thank you to all of my blog friends for always being so supportive and lifting me up with your kind words, it means more to me than you can ever know.
Please forgive me if I am sometimes unable to get back to you with my gratitude, but just know that I do sincerely appreciate all of you!

I'll be back next week to let you know how my first day goes. It shouldn't be too difficult because I'll be working with someone I have known for the past 14 years. She will help this transition go smoothly.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend.


  1. Melinda,
    Best wishes to you on your new ventures.I know all will be fine.But I will keep you all in my prayers.

  2. Congrats on your new job and becoming a teacher for your son! Wishing you a lovely week ahead! Xo, Ashley

  3. Wishing you all the luck in the world with the newest chapter in your life!

  4. Thank you Melinda for your visit, your kind gentle words soothes the soul.
    may your home be your SHELTER, and you LIFE be your inspiration.

    Blessings on your beautiful journey.

  5. Good luck sweet friend! Your son will reap many blessings having you for a teacher. A lot on your plate this year Melinda, but you will do great. My daughter has always home schooled her four children, but this year they are all going to public school. I'm nervous, but they will do great. I love home schooling moms. I have nothing against school of course, but sometimes children do better in a one on one situation. All of them tested great on going into public and my 12 yr old granddaughter is being put a grade up because she was so far ahead, so she will be in 8th. I told her I would have given anything to have skipped middle school altogether : )
    sending hugs...

  6. I know you will do wonderful at whatever is it that you do.

    We love homeschooling!! Can't imagine not having done it all these years! May God bless you on your new adventures.

  7. Sending many blessings on your new adventures! May your path be smooth sailing.

  8. Melinda!
    I send my very best wishes and pray for the blessings of a smooth transition! You take the time you need and remember we'll always be here. That's the beauty of blog land.

  9. Best of luck on your new job! Can't wait to hear about it :)

  10. I'm in the same boat...new job, new changes. Very busy. Best of luck to you, the pics are gorgeous!

  11. God bless you and your family as you start a new job and home school your son. ♥

  12. Best of luck to you in all the changes. Change is good right? Keep us posted on how everything goes.... Enjoy your weekend..

  13. Your sweet spirit are sure to make these changes you're about to embark on good for your family! How nice to be working with a friend. I'm sure that will help a lot with the transition.
    Mary Alice

  14. Thank you for the comments on my post . Life does have a lot of twist and turns, seams you do have another one. But God is so good He will provide. Doris

  15. Hi Melinda,
    You have a beautiful blog! I am happy I found you.

    Hope all goes well with your new job and homeschooling. My daughter is going to home school her 7 year old -her first experience also.
    Thank you for your sweet comment.

    Take care,

  16. Melinda, you'll be great & what an wonderful gift-to show your child how much they mean to you-But by dedicating your time to your child. (good luck) Love the Beautiful images as well.Karryann

  17. I know you will be fabulous and have fun with it!

  18. Hi Melinda! Your blog is lovely, so I'm going to post it on my blogroll. Ree Drummond, who is the "Pioneer Woman", on the Food Network (watch her show, it's fantastic), has a great website that has a section about home-schooling. She's been doing it successfully for years. It might give you some insight and take away some anxiety. Good luck, and keep blogging so we can enjoy looking at all of your beautiful photos!

  19. Good luck on all of your new ventures! I can't wait to see how it all goes, I am sure you will be happy with all of your decisions.
    I love that you include your pretty photos for us to look at and we love to hear what you are up to. Keep sharing!


  20. Good luck with your new job!
    Home schooling is a big responsibility and I'm sure you will do fine.
    Your little one will be learning new things and so will you. This experience will strengthen your bond.
    I love the pretty photos. I LOVE vintage linens and adore your collection.
    Wishing you much success!

  21. Wishing you the very best in both your new job and homeschooling your son Melinda! My life has taken some twists and turns and I am now gone from home more than my hubby, but anything we can do to make our family life more of the focus is a good thing. I miss being here all of the time, but I can honestly say that it has done all of us good to change roles and take on more responsibility that maybe the other would have done. You will be a wonderful teacher, the love you have for your family always shines through in your posts and that is the best lesson they can learn. Take Care and have a wonderful transition. t.xoxoxoox

  22. Melinda,
    i wish you the best in both of your new ventures. Not much more worthwhile than investing in your family. I know that you will do a fantastic job.

  23. Sending you love Melinda....you will do great and family always does come first!

  24. Melinda~
    I just had to hop over and tell you that your comment on my blog made my night! Thank you so much! Marcy

  25. I hope everything goes smoothly for you all i am sure it will. Change is as good as a rest they say ;-))Best wishes and good luck. Take lots of care, dee x

  26. Melinda,
    Praying that everything works out with your family and all the changes. I pulled my kids out of school for a few years and homeschooled them too. I love a few personal things thrown into a blog, it really helps me connect. EVERYTHING on your blog is beautiful. Hope you have a lovely week!


  27. Melinda, I hope that all the cahnge is going well, but more importantly, I hope that your heart is wide open to receive the good that will come. As you know from reading my blog, change could be my middle name right about now! God has been faithful. It's always reassuring to me to know that HE doesn't change. :)


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