Today I find my heart in reflection mode. Looking back. Remembering. Reaching back so that I can propel forward.
Another academic year has arrived and for most families that brings a time of planning and new beginnings.
To plan well, we first must reflect and take stock of what is going well and what needs to be adjusted. Sometimes we can just look back to yesterday and sometimes we have to go all the way back to where it began. That’s where my heart is today.
Recalling this now 7-year journey of homeschooling and wondering how I got here and how that first day of bringing Emma home from public school has become so many days of doing life together with some very dear friends: moms who go against the grain, swim upstream, and live outside of the box of societal norms.
My heart remembers the night I stood in our church hallway and poured out my insecurities to a veteran homeschooling mom who told me, “I was enough.” When I tried to convince her I was out of my league, she gently reminded me that if God gave me children, then I was the perfect choice for them and them for me. In her mind, her words may have just been noise from her lips but for me they were fuel to the kindling of the fire God was stirring in my soul.
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I’m so blessed that God has allowed me to cross paths with some Godly mentors and friends including Sally Clarkson. She is the heart behind the “I Take Joy” and “MomHeart” Blogs. I am always grateful when she allows me to use her platform to share the messages God places on my heart.
With my heart,