Days are just happening over here. They come, then slip right through my fingers.
I never imagined the amount of time and dedication it would take to teach a 10th grader, an 8th grader, a 5th grader, and a 1st grader. The school struggles and special needs sometimes feel way above my capability. There’s a few things that have me scratching my head, wondering what our next step should be.
One thing I’m positive about is that it won’t be a step backwards. And it won’t be a step towards public schooling. We are in this together for the long haul and we will conquer this together.
I have been doing a fair amount of researching and brain storming this fall. I’m am completely dedicated to providing the BEST education for my children.
At times it just leaves me breathless. I am in charge of a whole lot here!
Responsibility is a big word and carries quite a bit of weight.
But, some days what looms even bigger, now that I am raising teenagers, is the issue of their hearts. Being a teenager is tough and sometimes raising a teenager can be even tougher! Above all else I want my children to live for Christ. I desire for them to have a fire within them to serve the Lord. And so that has become my daily prayer.
In the moments of bickering and bad attitudes I often forget the goal. I get swept up in annoyance, forgetting that my desire is to train their hearts not have robot children who respond at the sound of an angry voice.
I want heart change for my children.
I want them to know that I love them with a never ending love. I want them to know that here in my home they are safe and it is safe to be open and honest. I want them to know and have no doubts that they are a child of God. I want them to be able to go out into this world and stand strong for their belief in a good God.
It’s a crazy world out there and getting crazier by the minute. Here in our protected country home it doesn’t seem so bad and they are exposed to very little. But, bad can seep in anywhere and I need to make sure they know how to fight against that which desires to overcome them.
It really is a battle field. I am beginning to see that more and more.
I’m not backing down.
I am standing in my God given armor. And I’m battling in prayer and the Word for my children.
The Lord goes before He is Jehovah-Nissi, the Lord is my Banner. He’s my fortress and my shield. As I head into battle for my children, prayer warrior and momma soldier, I am proclaiming my children are Christ’s.
He will battle for me. He will make our paths clear.
He will solve daily dilemmas for His good. And He will be our stronghold on the days when they seem to be too much.
God is good all the time.
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