Homeschooling has challenged me as a mother and simply as an individual. Not much of a planner and usually rebellious against structure I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to follow the curriculum. But like I learned on the Prism weight loss program, structure and committment are keys to accomplishing our goals.
I have been so pleased with the Sonlight curriculum. We have enjoyed reading together. Homeschooling requires me to do what I love most…. snuggle, nurture, educate and learn with my kids. Its the stuff I used to do AFTER I got all my chores done; now its a priority so we get to do it everyday. I am not as much of a pushover as I used to be, but I do get sat on occasionally.
Kaeli and Hannah are certain that glasses make them smarter so they’ve been wearing them, especially for lessons.
I am so thankful for this opportunity to teach my kids, to laugh together unhurriedly and discover things about the world and eachother. It is always busy at our house but I feel peaceful. Praise God!
Oh, I’ve been living in an Ah-Ha! I had earlier in the week. I had felt anxious for no reason at all. I couldn’t rest my body or my mind… why does that always happen when I try to Sabbath. Well, I waited in my anxiousness prayerfully until the Lord shed light on what was amiss in my heartl. I figured out that Gratitude is the path to Peace. As I shifted my focus from all that must get done, or things I wanted to do, or things I thought I wanted and became thankful for a full life. I experienced peace. I imagined a black chaotic whirl of anxiety and a cobblestone path leading to Peace, all yellow and brilliant… kind of mixed with Joy. Each rock on my cobblestone path was something I was grateful for. This image has helped me keep perspective and a right attitude this week.