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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Excited Again.

Homeschooling is not just a hobby we do or something to pass our time. It is an integral part of our life, one that I didn't embrace fully at first but now it is. As we are getting settled in our new home, I realize now that I felt so disoriented because our lifestyle changed for a little while, instead of working with my kids concerning learning, I was focused on our home and getting settled in.

I am so relieved to be able to focus again on our studies! We're slowly but surely making them a part of our day, mixed with our other responsibilities but it has lightened my heart to be reading again to my kids. It is a complete joy to have the tv off and have kids working beside me instead of feeling like we're working against each other. You know, Mom is trying to empty x number of boxes and put things away while the kids are in another area of the house making a disaster or worse, fighting over the disaster already made.

This month, we are working towards our full day schedule, bit by bit we're embracing a new routine while we finish up our 2nd grade studies. There have been many changes to our life with this move and most of them have been very good for us. We're currently making new friends and finding our rhythm. I find that I have to step out of my old comfort zone and embrace new adventures with a heart open, this isn't easy all the time. It's easier to revert back to the comfort zone than to create a new one.

I have so many hopes and desires for my kids this coming year, I'm bubbling over with excitement when I think of our new routine. The logistics of it will be worked out but I see a change in my kids already as I personally become more disciplined to tackle all that I feel led to change in my own behavior in order to be what I feel God has called me to be for His glory.

I honestly feel like we have a shiny, bright road ahead of us, and while we leave the rocky, steep path we've been traveling, I am excited. Even with all the change which can be disconcerting, I feel like we're working towards a place of peace, love and understanding. I know it's time to get down to business and embrace the work and rewards ahead. I am ready. I am. I ought. I will.

 

3 comments:

mom24 said...

Ohhh...I'm so glad to read this. What God is doing in your heart and your homeschool are evident in your words!
He is so good to us!
Blessings,
Andrea

my5wolfcubs said...

I really hear *your* voice in this post! What a happy day! I like what you said about creating a new comfort zone. :)
Lee

Thirdtimemomma said...

That was a beautiful post! I've been lurking at your blog for a month now and this post really touched me. You seem to be a really great Mama. :) Blessings
Vicki