By Shari McMinn
Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice in the wife of your youth.
(Proverbs 5:18 ESV)
Remaining happily married is a challenge for most couples. It is even more difficult when you are raising unique learners, but is crucial to successfully homeschooling them. I encourage you to make time this summer to “date” your spouse, remembering how you met, fell in love, then decided to marry. Those remembrances are important to a vital, life-long, blessed marriage by maintaining a connected relationship. These “walk down memory lane” conversations and laughter seem to help stay the course.
During my childhood in the 1960–70s, I learned to play the piano. Not just any piano, but a mid-1900s “player piano” that my parents purchased for our family’s enjoyment. It came with about 60 music rolls that were to be individually inserted into the piano, then you could “pump” the pedals and the hole punches would somehow produce piano music for a particular tune. One of my favorites was, “Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer.” We played and sang along to it over and over again. I loved the tune and the lyrics, made popular by Englebert Humperdink (yes, that was his real name!), originally having been recorded by Nat King Cole. The refrain, repeated between each verse, was the most memorable part:Read More