After several hours of prayer and contemplation, we decided Promiseland was where we wanted Monkey to be in the fall. We felt the curriculum was nice at The Academy, but we tried to keep in perspective that she’s only three. The school part isn’t the most important aspect of her education right now, but rather learning to have a fire for the Lord is what we were looking for. And I feel as though the teachers and the director at Promiseland can plant the seed that will develop for years to come. And who knows, next year we could be in a completely different spot, but for right now, that’s right where we want to be.

We also really like the fact that the director at Promiseland has been there for eight years (seven as a director). We found online the meeting notes for the application for the extended day program, and it was well documented that she runs the facility as a preschool, even though they were not licensed as such (they are part of the church, and had permissions as a ministry). They have since been granted their license and should they expand they would look at leaving the church in which they currently share a space with. For whatever reason, their program speaks to my heart.

No matter what, I am glad the decision is made, and we are looking ahead, instead of in this perpetual cycle of back and forth wishy washiness that about drives me crazy. We are looking forward to the new chapter, and we are looking forward to trading in our hundred degree temps for the cool crisp air of fall. Typically in Colorado, right around back to school time the mercury drops, so it’s not too far away.

My tummy is getting rounder, and it’s getting harder to get up and go, so I am hoping the changes outside will help me get the changes done to the nursery before Caterpillar arrives. I feel like we didn’t get as much done as we would have liked as far as our yard, but I have a feeling I will feel that way for years to come. After all, a blank slate takes time (and money) to fill.

So even though there is a lot of work to be done in the house and out, right now, I am right where I want to be.