I have been Homeschooling since 1996. And today is our first day of school. I’m really excited for us and also scared. What If’s are running through my head. What if-things get too busy; my parents get sick; I get bored and lose the patience (that has happened); I don’t cover the thing that REALLY important for that child? After all these years I still have doubts about my abilities to do this successfully AND run a business. Why am I fretting? My first two guinea pigs are doing VERY well! And so is my business! As I sat down this morning to read, meditate and pray (in that order) these words came to me.
Trust me for the little children. For I have created them. I have wonderfully made them and made them wonderful! When I placed them in the secret place of your womb not only did I knit together their frame-from flesh to marrow-but I also wove together their destiny. Not only did I number the hairs on their heads but I also numbered their days. It is all woven into their DNA. Watch! Watch. Take their cue. They have gifts and talents that you know not of. They have abilities and special secrets stored inside of them. They have places to go and people to meet. They have a destiny and purpose. I have allowed you to bring them forth at a time like this for a particular reason. And it has nothing to do with you. You are simply the vessel that I used to bring forth these 5 souls. So do not allow yourself to become too attached Dear Heart. You have a job to do. Your job is to teach them social etiquettes. Your job is to provide them a safe environment. Your job is to remind them of me. Your job is to see to it that they’re educated. Your job is to trust me for the little children. The rest is up to me and I have already handled my part. My plans are for their prosperity and success. I will bless you in your work! I will comfort you in your sacrifice! I will honor you for your diligence! But trust me. Trust me for the little children.
Okay LORD, let the day begin!
Here are a couple of my previous posts on homeschooling. Socialization http://www.thebusinesscoachformoms.com/socialization A video of my day http://www.thebusinesscoachformoms.com/a-day I would love to hear your thoughts on the fears that plaque you as you raise your children. Leave your comments below.