I’ve been tossing around the idea for a few days of reviving this blog as a way to share my journey and the things I’m learning in my new adventures as a wife and mom. For anyone who’s still here who has no idea why the blog has been silent for the last year and a half, you can read up on part of the scoop here: Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder…? And then if you’re interested in a little more, you can check out the following videos:
Anyway, as you can imagine, this past year has been spent adjusting to and focusing on my new role. I love being a wife and mother, and I’m so grateful that God has given me this honor! Even though it was our desire to homeschool, because Julian was a single dad getting re-established and re-integrating with his children, they were enrolled in the local public schools up through this past spring. We (along with some family and friends) were praying that God would provide the finances and schedule changes to make homeschooling possible. Through an unexpected job offer from a wonderful company, God answered both of these prayers and we were able to begin our homeschool journey last June!
As much as I wish I could say I was the perfect homeschool mom from the get-go, that was not the case. Many of my ideals went unrealized and many days were shot with other issues that took precedence over what I had planned. But I praise God that He continues to strip me of self-reliance and selfish ambition to propel me constantly back to His loving arms where He upholds me and reminds me that He is everything, and apart from Him I can do nothing.
I have no idea how much I’ll be able to post, but I am looking forward to having a place where I can record some of the things that I find inspirational and instructive as I learn and grow. In particular, this year I am trying to keep in mind that homeschooling, like everything in life, is to be done “as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.” Colossians 3:23-24