My lesson plans tell me that we're a little more than one-third of the way through the year's assignments. Hard to believe... Hard to believe that I wasn't sure I could do it. Hard to believe that we've made it this far!
I think most ventures in wild obedience are like that. We discover that it's entirely possible to do what He's called us to do and at the same time we recognize that it's only by His power and grace.
I gave myself a little self-assessment... I'm not doing all the things I thought I'd do. There are some that I still want to do. I'm making plans to do better on some of that after Christmas. I've also realized that it really is okay to dump some of my expectations. The kids are thriving body, soul and spirit. The principal seems pretty happy with things. :-)
The hard days haven't been as bad as my worst imaginings and the good days have exceeded my expectations. Somehow I know that would work out to a good mathematical equation if my brain was inclined to go there!
I think we're all ready for Christmas break, but we'll power through with a few accommodations for the season. We're going to help out with teacher appreciation at my oldest daughter's school tomorrow. Later in the week we'll take some time off to help with Christmas hampers at the food bank.
Then it's time for some kicking back and relaxing! It'll be good to have a break from the schedule, but I have a feeling we'll be just as eager to get back at it after a couple weeks.