New Year, New Path
Yes, this homeschool year looks very different than when we started! It looks very different than it did last year.
But what does it mean…
As I mused on that point, waxing a bit nostalgic about where we’ve been and looking forward to where we’re heading, I couldn’t help but think about how important it is first of all to know why we’re doing what we’re doing. There are many days when there simply aren’t enough hours to accomplish all that is asked of us. I feel overwhelmed often and defeated as I look at mountains of papers to grade and register. I feel unequal to the task God has given me, and I am unequal to that task. There is simply not enough of me to go around any more than there’s enough of any mom pouring her life into her family and trying to make a difference in the world as she does.
Thank God, though, there is more than enough of His grace for each hour. He is the “lifter up of my head” on those days when I feel too weary to lift it myself or I am so discouraged I simply don’t want to. He reminds me of WHY we started on this journey all those years ago. We desired to instill in our children a deep-seated love for the Lord our God and a commitment to serve Him whatever He may ask of them. We wanted them to see the world and the needs represented throughout it. And, to enlarge their borders and their thinking beyond themselves and to encourage them to prepare with all their heart for the special calling God has for them.
Our foundation is far more important than our curriculum, method, or set up!
This article was originally published on our Homeschool Launch Blog.
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