The Lord replied, "I will personally go with you...and I will give you rest--everything will be fine for you." Exodus 33:14

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

'Twas the Night Before Homeschooling...

It was the night before homeschooling...and the end of one of my worst mothering days of the summer.  Patience ran out.  And I'm supposed to patiently teach these two all winter?

I had to say I was sorry for losing my temper.

Big blue eyes looked up and asked, "Can we do it?"  Was she wondering that about the same things as I?  So we reminded each other that we can do all things with His strength.  We forgave each other and hugged each other and I had my hope renewed.

My courage was also revived through a wonderful friend!

I'm not an elementary school teacher.  I'm confident that I could teach you how to write an essay, but I know I'm not the best at creating a "fun" learning environment.

Enter my lovely friend Rose!  Rose is a grade three teacher who's taking a break to raise two great little guys.  She went through her stuff and brought me a bundle.  She gave all kinds of suggestions on how to arrange things (on funky angles rather than the dull 90 degrees I would have!).  Her enthusiasm was contagious.  She brightened my day and my learning space and reminded me that I don't have to do this alone!

Brian hung white boards.

I arranged a cozy reading space.

And we're ready to go!

I am humbled by today's failures and lifted up by grace.  

Tomorrow morning I will put my firstborn on the bus with a hug and a prayer.  Then with hugs and prayers I'll embark on this new adventure with the other two.

Be strong and courageous!
Do not be afraid or discouraged.
For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
Joshua 1:9


  1. Love the school room! Know you will be a fabulous school marm ;) Praying for you this morning!

  2. I'm excited for you! So glad your 90 degrees was shifted!

  3. It looks GREAT! Love you and praying for you, friend!