The Education of Esther Braden

Many days Essy gets shuffled around the boys activities, put in front of a workbook, and asked to  empty the dishwasher for me...  but not Tuesdays.  Tuesdays she gets poured into by my sweet friends.  This group of little guys are shepherded around the forest.  

They spend the morning memorizing scripture, working through Nancy Ganz's Bible commentary for children, naming the flora and fauna they've seen during their walks, doing art history, reading lovely books and drawing in their nature journals.   They are fed food almost too good to eat and just generally loved and cared for.  

I am so very thankful.