Thursday, November 19, 2009

Right Where I Belong

What is this mess? Is anything productive actually taking place here?
Why are these kids home-- shouldn't they be in school on a Wednesday morning?

Sometimes I do wonder if it's all worth it.
You know-- those typical voices of doubt which echo within your mind especially when things are not exactly going very well.

"I'm not doing a good enough job."
"I don't think they're learning anything."
"This is too hard."
"It won't matter anyway...........
But if I'm able to stop for a moment, silence those false prophecies, and take a step back in order to put it all into perspective, I begin to see the hand of God at work.
I realize that it's God who's brought me here, to this specific place and time.
And it's Him who's done all this.
He's the One who's given me the inspiration to want to have a large family. He's the one who put it on my heart to home school. And He's the one who gives me the strength to keep going.
I'm not in a race. I'm not competing against anyone else. I'm not being evaluated or graded by anyone.

I am on a journey with my Lord and Savior.
It is at this point that I know: I'm Right Where I Belong.


Inglesidemom said...

Amen and amen! Encouraging words for so many of us who occasionally wonder if the paper covered tables, sticky walls,lack of privacy,and funky mystery smells in the toy box are worth it. They are!

Rose said...

Thank you for this encouraging post. I have been thinking along these same lines the last few days.

GapGirl said...

LOVE the tablecloth

Confessions Of A Working Mom said...

I am not a homeschooler, but your post makes me wish I had been! It looks like you have a beautiful family who is learning a lot-- both from their books, and from each other!


Marilyn said...

Just keep the false thoughts from your mind.
I had a special needs child & I considered home schooling. He will be 40 in Jan. so when I considered this it wasn't done much & there wasn't much available to help the home school teacher.
If I had it to do over I would definately Home School.... Public School was not a good experience for him. :-( It scared him for life.....
Have a Wonderful Evening!

Amanda Sikes said...

WOW! I think God put this post together just for me. The baby is sick and cranky and the five year old has a cold. The three year old is in the "whiny" phase and the seven year old "doesn't like school 'cause its too hard and I can't do it". It has been one of those days. And I really needed to be reminded that I am "exactly where I am supposed to be".

Thank you! I am smiling now as I think about all the snuggle time with my baby I had today and the time to sit and minister and train my seven year olds heart. It WAS a good day, even if it was one of THOSE kind of days.
God bless you!

Crayon Wrangler said...

Thank you for this post. Needed it, welcomed it, loved it and hope to live it.

Mama said...

I often have these thoughts but I know that it is lies. It is just pushing pass them that can be hard sometimes. But I always remind myself that God has called me to do this for now he will equipp me I just have to let Him.

Mind Of Mindi said...

I admire you so much! I would love to homeschool.

Amanda Sikes said...

I just linked to this post on my blog. I hope that was okay. It was really what I needed last week and when I journaled about it I included your thoughts as well.

I hope that is okay! Thanks again for a great post.