Recently my 9 year old asked me,
"Do you like being in charge of us? Are we fun to take care of? Are you living your dream?"When you are in the day to day grind, that isn’t something you ask yourself every day, is it?
So many people are curious about homeschooling and ask me how we do it and what we do all day. Here is a peak into our year through a few of my
Everyone is full of joy and excitement and love at the beginning of the year. Year two, bring it…
I want to be a good steward of the time our family has together homeschooling. One of the big things I wanted to do this year was getting the kids more involved in serving others, and we have had some great opportunities to do that this year…
Since I am responsible for my kids’ education, I pray a lot about picking the right curriculum and focusing on the right things...in my quiet time and aloud with them. “God, help us do and learn the things we need to in order to grow into the people you created us to be, to do the things you put us here to do. Help us find our unique gifts from you and unleash the passions you uniquely planted within each of us. “
For me personally, this year has been a year of evaluating surrender. I mean really peeling away at what that means and if I can do it. I am a type A planner and lover of control. As such, my go-to verse has been, "I believe, help my unbelief” (Mark 9:24). I came to challenge myself regularly with surrender, which ultimately came down to belief/faith for me. If I really believed, I wouldn't be afraid. If I really believed, my time allocation would be different. If I really believed, my priorities for my kids would look different. This is really hard stuff. Are you living your dream? FULL surrender is the first step. And believe me, I know it is hard. I’m not there yet, but I’m at wanting to want to want it. That is a start.
As CS Lewis said, “Aim at Heaven and you will get earth ‘thrown in’; aim at earth and you will get neither.” God, let your dreams for us become our dreams for ourselves.
What specific prayers do you pray with and for your family? How do you maintain important priorities as your kids experience life? What new things have you embarked on or glimpses of God’s hand have you seen in looking back over your school year? We would love to hear your thoughts!