I am really praying that it is going to be a good year. It has been two weeks so far (today) and I have really been feeling very content and peaceful. That is not to say I haven't had my moments. As a matter of fact, I called my mother just the day before yesterday so she could calm me down after finishing Josie's reading lesson. I was a little (okay a lot!) frustrated that Jocelyn cannot "remember" certain sounds that she has been doing for 20 lessons! But other than the occasional hiccup such as that, I feel like I am headed in the right direction.
I know that putting out a post like this might be asking for trouble, but I am really hoping that this feeling that I have is not circumstantial. If it is,then any little thing should cause it to crumble.But I don't think so. I am finally practicing some of what I have been "preaching". I am really trying to "take every thought captive" and trying to channel my energies into things that will have the greatest long-lasting results. I am also trying to be thankful for all the little things and realize that the things that frustrate me the most probably won't even hit the radar in a year or so.
This is not to say that things are perfect-and I certainly am not! But if I am living in the same place I was a year ago, then I am not growing. I don't want to believe that. I believe that "He who began a good work in me will be faithful to complete it". Pretty much the only thing I can control in my life is my attitude, so I want it to be a good one!I guess I also post this to challenge myself-will I still feel this way in a few weeks, a few months? Therefore, by the grace of God, go I...
I always love your posts! I just can't ever think of anything to say. I guess they leave me speechless! I am always astounded at the way you take the most normal things and attribute them to God! I can't seem to make my mind think like that. I love you Clare! KellyReplyDelete
Ah the joys of home schooling. I have really been distressed over a few issues myself, but I just keep reminding myself that sending them off to school would just be trading one set of problems for another. Keep your chin up.ReplyDelete