Saturday, August 20, 2005

One week down.........

Scripture of the day: "And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not." Galatians 6:9

We have completed our first week of school. This first week has been interesting, because this year we have an active little toddler prancing around our feet. :-)

Time truly flies by...."T" my 11yr old dd is amazing. I really can't believe she is in 7th grade already... And then I look at "GG" my toddler, and it seems like yesterday that T was her age.
I am gaining new perspective on cherishing every moment.


It has been such a blessing to connect with others moms through blogging who have similar values, are striving for similar goals, and who go through very similar trials. There are many times that I recognize how different I am from many moms around me. (some friends, neighbors,church members) It is comforting to know that I'm not as "weird" as I thought. (tee hee)

Homeschooling is definitely a different lifestyle. Every year during the back to school season, many relatives and acquaintances ask "Are you still going to homeschool?" "Are you going to put T back in school for high school?" "I couldn't do it, my child would never listen to me!" etc. etc. etc. --

They don't understand that this is what God has called my husband and I to do for our family.
Is it easy? No--Do I get tired and want to quit sometimes? YES --But-- I love seeing my daughter get excited about learning something new, I love laughing with my children, I love sharing God's Word and discussing issues with my daughter, I love traveling during the public school season..... I could go on and on.

As we enter our fifth year of homeschooling, I count it as a great blessing. I am encouraged that the Lord will guide me every step of the way if I stay focused on Him.

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. ~Matthew 6:33


Randi said...

Hi! I am glad to see you are blogging again! I will add you back onto my sidebar-I took everyone off who wasn't blogging for a while! I guess you probably just took a summer break!

Tiffany said...

I can really relate to your words about what people say to you. I am 2nd year hs with my 6, 4, & 2 yr old boys and I can't believe the things people say to me. (I know it will only get worse as the boys get older!) I had a mom actually tell me this week, "wow, I could never stay with my kids that long without killing one of them!" Of course, she's exagerating, but still- it broke my heart! I also feel like I was led this way by God to do the right (not EASY) thing for my family. I also struggle some with the toddler- very busy two year old- and luckily can get most "schooling" done quickly at this age. Most of what we do now is reading & fun & games!!! Keep up the faith!
Tiffany in Texas