Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The start of school....

As other mothers rejoice at the beginning of each new school year I am sitting here sadly saying goodbye to summer. It was time to get back into a routine here at our house and it was time to pull out the books and start working yesterday.

I would love to tell you some sweet story about my children all sitting on the couch as I read to them and how they anxiously grabbed their pencils to start their assignments but instead they poked each other, fought, and forgot all together how to even hold the pencil.

Some things we are called to do are difficult. Homeschooling has been that for me. I fight against it some days as much as they do. I want to quit. I want to give up. I want to jump up and down at the sight of the big yellow bus instead of curling up in a ball in fetal position. But that is not what I have been called to do.

Maybe someone reading this is feeling the same way. I hope not. I actually hope all you homeschooling mama's have it easy(ok I know it is never easy but at least I hope you are not curled up in a ball in fetal position somewhere). But if by chance you are feeling a little down about starting school I want to encourage you to persevere. Cling to God and His promises. If He called you like I feel like He has called me then He will give you (and me) everything we need this school year.

I am going to go get the books out for the day. I am praying that each day the transition back into to school becomes a bit easier but if not I will just cling to Him like crazy and know that I need to just hang on.....

So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. ~Hebrews 10:35-36

Have a blessed day!