Lately, I’ve been re-evaluating my blog, and my business. It’s getting close to a year since I started this blog, and this homeschool coaching business. I’ve been able to help many people and I’ve learned alot along the way. One thing I’ve recently realized is that I haven’t shared enough of my personal story with my readers. So my goal for this next year is to share more of “me” with you. You’ll get a sneak peek into our homeschool, and into my own personal thoughts about life. I hope that’s ok. Don’t worry, I’ll continue writing helpful articles about homeschooling as well.
A few weeks ago, my daughter and I returned from a trip to Burundi, Africa. It was eye-opening, beautiful and deeply moving. Though the trip was wonderful, the process of getting there was equally as important. There were months of fundraising, which means sharing the vision of our trip over and over again. It meant making our needs known as well as the needs of the women we were going to serve. It mean planning and organizing. And sometimes it was agonizing because the time kept ticking, and the money wasn’t coming in as quickly as we would have liked. As we prayed, and shared with people, I was continually reminded that…
we could not do this alone.
In fact we had over 60 people supporting us through prayer, through financial donations and a myriad of other ways. Their help and support made a tremendous difference! It was a team effort. Yes, it took a village.
As you read my post title, you were either agreeing with a hearty, “Amen!” or thinking to yourself, “Oh! No! I’m a night owl!” Until recent years, I certainly would have been in the second camp. I’m not an early morning person, or a late night Owl. I need my rest. Everyone is better off when I get my rest. I have, however, learned to get up early in the morning. In fact, I actually cherish my morning hours.
The house is quiet, and peaceful. There’s a cool breeze blowing outside. The squirrels are scampering through the trees and the birds are chirping and tweeting merrily, “It’s a new day! It’s a new day!” I love the freshness of mornings. In fact, I believe mornings are a gift from God. Just imagine if our lives weren’t separated into days. I spend my mornings in quiet reflection. Sometimes I sit on my deck and just enjoy “being”. I enjoy watching the wildlife. I feel the cool breeze blowing against my face and the listen to the rustling leaves. I listen to what God has to say to me. I pour out my heart to Him. I write. I read. I prepare myself to love and serve the wonderful family that I’ve been given.
This time isn’t a luxury. It’s a necessity. It’s also a great joy!
Homeschooling and raising children is hard work! That’s for sure. But it doesn’t have to be as hard as we sometimes make it. After years of making life harder for myself than it’s had to be, I’ve learned some tips that simplify your life, and make your home school far more enjoyable and impactful.Continue Reading