Grinding it out...
Diligence, perseverance, trust in the Lord, and a lot of humility - these are just some of the character qualities needed when working to learn a new language. The last few weeks have brought much change and challenge as Betsy has begun classes full time meaning that she is away from the kids for the first time since having them. Nora has started her pre-school as well where half of her day is in Spanish and half in English. It also means that I have been staying at home teaching school for Ethan and Titus and taking care of Ellie until the boys start their summer Spanish camp and Ellie will begin going to the school's Spanish speaking daycare. I have been doing my language learning through one-on-one tutoring.
We have been learning a lot over the first few weeks of the trimester and Betsy's incredible work ethic has been a good example to me and has lifted my own effort (no surprise there). Betsy is learning to speak in the present and past tenses and has prepared presentations on topics such as personal experiences, Satan in the Old Testament, a woman in the Old Testament, and a reaction to an article written in Spanish she read.