ready or not, it’s a new (home)school year!
Today and tonight I finished some last-minute homeschool preparations. I penciled in our schedule and wrote out some things I’m hoping we can accomplish this year. I penciled in practice schedules and games. I tried to visualize how to fit it all in. Tonight my husband gave us beautiful back-to-school blessings. My boys each received one, and I received one too (maybe because I need it more than my boys)?! Truly, though, homeschooling requires heavenly help. It’s a big undertaking.
With each year the planning becomes a little more complex as I consider each child’s unique personality and talents. Since we’re not in our new house yet and have another move planned in a couple of months while we await our new house being built, I don’t have that delightful feeling that comes with setting up and organizing our learning space all pretty. Oh well! I have decided that if I were to wait for everything perfectly arranged and planned, then I would probably never execute on anything! Things don’t have to be perfect to be wonderful. It all comes down to perspective and prioritizing. And it all comes down to grace.
I love this:
I love that verse of scripture so much. It feels like over the last couple of years God has been showing me my weaknesses! But I love how this verse points out that God shows us our weakness not so we get all discouraged and down-hearted, but so He can show us His grace. His perfect love and mercy and help. So that we know that He is our source of help.
So I guess my purpose in writing this post is to encourage any of you other mamas out there who have the desire to homeschool but are wondering "how on earth do I have the bandwidth to do one more thing?" Through HIM. With HIM, we do have power to do all things.
I believe there is no greater work that nurturing and educating our precious children. He will help us as we look to Him for guidance and strength. What a blessing!
I wish I could give each of you homeschool mamas out there reading this post a hug. You’re doing so well, and your efforts will bless your children throughout their entire lives! xo