So it is about 12 weeks until Willie gets to come home for 1 month. We are really excited. That will mark the half way mark for Willie being away. During this time I have had to make some adjustments on how things are done at home. I have relied on Willie with a lot of different things. For instance disciplining the kids. For what ever reason they would listen to him but not me. I have to say that things have gotten better with that. For the most part my kids listen to what I tell them and they respond pretty quickly. Although they do have their days when they just want to do their own thing. Which is fine because that is life. I have become more patient, which is really good because I do have a temper. I also think these things are becoming a little bit easier because the kids are getting older and they have a better understanding of what's appropriate and what's not. But then again sometimes that flies out the window too. The joys of parenthood.
This past sunday we had a missionary farewell program during sacrament meeting. It really made me excited for my brother, who is working on his papers to go on his mission. I got teary eyed at the thought that my brother would be doing the Lord's will by going on a mission and what a great example he is for me. I would really like to be there at his farewell. If I can't make that, then I will definitely be at his homecoming.
Oh and a weird week continuing on with Mana's education... We were so excited last week because he had gotten his award for most improved. Well this week I received a note from his teacher telling me he has failed two of the most recent reading test and it's an open book test. I have been praying and wondering how I am going to help my son with his difficulties. I received a package last week for a free tutoring program offered at his school. I was worried about the long hours Mana would be spending at school. Then he got his award so I thought, Oh maybe he's fine maybe he doesn't need it and then WHAM!! I get this note from Mana's teacher. Yeah so I filled out the package and mailed it off. Looks like Mana's starting tutoring next week. I guess I need to pay closer attention to answers I receive hahahaha. I hope this tutoring program will help him. We shall see.