While the last drops of heat are squeezed from summer in these late August days, we convene in our “classroom,” faces eager, spirits excited, minds attentive.
Though the novelty of the adventure may fade, these first days are priceless. They mark the beginning of experiencing something new together.
We’re passing another mile marker on the highway of parenthood. With a fifth grader and a third grader on my hands, I’m constantly moving into new territory.
In yesterday’s Sunday School lesson, my husband said that discontentment is wishing to be in a different season of life than you are now. Sometimes we looking longingly over our shoulder at the road already traveled, wishing ourselves back to an earlier time. At other points, we look ahead, longing for our children to be older, our finances surer, our location more favorable.
Psalm 118:24 says, “This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” God gave me, with my frailities and limitations, today to begin homeschooling our girls. As He will give me the grace and strength to handle – yea, even embrace – this undertaking, He can do the same for you in the tasks you face this day.
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