Wednesday, September 2, 2009

A Calling.......

I feel like Ive been in a cave for weeks.
Lesson planning for 3 kids is CRAZY!!!
It funny...When we started to homeschool I was pretty LACKADAISICAL about it!
I kinda felt like it was something that would just HAPPEN.
Like seasons changing, or time passing.
Boy was I wrong.
It is so NOT like that.
As I have become more "experienced" in homeschooling- I realize that to me it IS a job.
A job that I do for THEM, because I feel CALLED to do it.
I can't even tell you how many times I hear, "I don't know HOW you do it. I COULDN'T".
It always reassures me that I AM called to homeschool.
I have TRULY NEVER felt that way.
I understand it.
Sometimes I have days when I DON'T feel like doing it.
SOME days ...I don't.
I take "mental health" days....sometimes.
But there has never been a moment when I felt it was too much.
Don't get me wrong...Its ALOT!
But not too much.
I feel like God has called me to do THIS job.
I feel like he smiles on me when one of the children KNOWS something because I TAUGHT them.
I know that it is a HEAVY burden- to be responsible for the TOTAL OUTCOME of our children's education.
It could be SCARY...
But I feel called to the challenge.

2 Peter 1:3-7
3His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 4Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
5For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Jana, it's always so "enlightening" to read your posts! Funny....the more I read your Blog, the more I realize and appreciate those things in life where we think alike and how sincere you are about everything you do. Brave too! You just jump in there and give it your best shot! You are a great writer, mom, wife and a woman I am delighted to have been blessed come into my life...a friend disguised as a daughter-in-law! Love You! Mimi