It took a couple of months to complete this remodel and we really do enjoy being in this space. Of course some days we linger in the living room or at the kitchen table for school, but for the most part we utilize the new space every day.
Through all the sanding, painting, and scrubbing I realized that it really isn't so much about the room we are learning in. It is about the quality of our day. It is about putting God first in all we do. It is about serving Him and glorifying Him in this journey He called us to. When there are days that I just want to wave the school bus down, I have to remember the rough road He traveled on. I have to remember that every day isn't going to be perfect and that if we just praise Him always, all will be OK.
I want to enjoy my girls..to enjoy teaching them..to enjoy learning with them. It isn't about staying on "schedule" at all times...but focusing on quality time and slowing down to really see what our blessings are and being grateful for them.