Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Tough Stuff this Homeschooling

Just five months to go.

If it sounds like I am counting down, I am. This homeschooling is tough and I am finding it especially difficult to find a rhythm (and a passion) after the Christmas break. I guess you could say I've got "short timers" disease. Kind of ready to get SJ into high school and move on with some of my own goals.

It will take all of God's measure of grace for me to finish well. Distractions call me. I want to finish my book. I want to increase my writing income. I want to ride my bike more. I want to... finish the sentence. No different than anyone else. But frustrated nonetheless.

I've never been one for goals. They tend to demotivate me. But this year I felt compelled to jot a few down. (See my 'I want to' list.) I'm just not sure how to make it all happen.

The world was built in small increments. Buildings built brick by brick. Books written word by word. It occurred to me that even if I only get 800 words written on my manuscript, that is 800 more words than I had yesterday.

Same goes for our homeschool. Day by day. Assignment by assignment. We will make it. I will make it.

Lord, help me see this time for the precious time it is. Once gone, it will never return. Help me enjoy my time with SJ and empower me to equip him as a student of life. Thank you for your faithfulness in all things.

"It is impossible for God to lie. Therefore, we who have fled to him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us." Hebrews 6:18 NLT

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