Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Just One Day

If I could have just one day, when no one comes to the house, maybe we could accomplish more school. If I could have just one day, where we could stay home, we could finish some housework. If I could have just one day, when the kids were obedient and finished their chores without being asked, didn't dawdle over assignments and didn't expect rewards without work, I would feel like there was more peace in the home. If I could have just one day, when my husband arrived home earlier and the kids went to bed on time, maybe we could have some time just for us. If I could have just one day, when I remembered every little detail about managing the home, I would have less stress. Well, would I really be happy if that "one day" ever happened? The fact is, that no day will ever fit into my "perfect agenda". The piano tuner will be here taking up most of my morning. The midwife will come to check on the new little one that is waiting to be born. The kids have to go to their music lessons. They also do not obey perfectly every time. Hubby comes home late on some nights. I will forget the details that need done. I am not going to get it all done, but am I asking God to bless my days? Am I asking Him what He wants me to accomplish for each day? Or, do I just show Him my lesson plans and hope that He can keep up with me, too? Dear Lord, each day is a gift from You. Help me to seek Your will and not mine. May my children witness Your love working through me, even when our days don't go as planned. Draw my heart to You and help me to accomplish what You want me to. And, God, thank You that one day, we will be with You and it will all be perfect. "When He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is." I John 3: 2

Monday, October 5, 2009

One Month of School Over, One New Horse, One Broken Finger, and One Tired Mama.

Tonight, I sat down to check my email and to add a blog to this site and I realized that I let a whole month slip away without updating Homeschool MOMoirs. As always, our family has had a busy and interesting month. We are never bored here. With God's help, we have completed a month of school. Sometimes, I'm tempted to scold myself for not accomplishing more, but we've learned a lot. We've drawn closer to God, lifted up our country and other countries in prayer, memorized more Scripture, learned through disappointments, finished a report, baked a lot of goodies, harvested our garden, worked on the three R's, learned some American History and Science, and learned more about each other. We added a new horse to our farm and are learning how to care for both horses, not without some pain, however. My husband broke his finger last night after our one horse jerked away from his grip on her halter. The kids turned into little prayer warriors when their Daddy had to pay a visit to the ER. And, then, there's me. One tired Mama. Still caring for a 10 yr. old, a 9 yr. old, a 6 yr. old, 2 toddlers(3 and 2 yr.) and a 10 month old, pregnant, teaching, keeping the home, learning to love my husband better, and drawing closer to the Savior; I am tired! Having said all of that, I am still very blessed in this season of my life. I know God is using each day, each event and each person in this family for His glory. I don't always know what He is doing, but I do know that God has our good in mind. "And we know that in all things, God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose."(Romans 8:28)He gives us everything we need to follow Him and to bring Him glory. From learning grammar rules, to completing a Math lesson, to caring for another four-legged creature, to broken bones and even to a tired Mommy, God is good and He loves us with an unimaginable love. Knowing this, we are ready for yet another month of whatever comes along.