I'm baaaaaaaack~! It's been a few weeks since I have posted on
Glad to be back :)
Here we go...
1. God has slowed me down to appreciate what I think are small blessings, but really they are huge blessings!- family, children, reading time, cuddle time.
2. I've been working on stopping and looking at any one of my 6 children when he or she asks me something or needs me (which is almost all the time!!!). Putting aside my wants and desires to actually finish something that I started is really hard! (like right now-my baby is crying b/c his big brother (3 yrd old) just took his sandal...hold on, I'll be back...)
3. Ok, I am back! My 3rd small success is (uh, hold on...)
See? I'm a much needed person around here-I just settled a fight, braided some hair, praised my son for reading to his brothers (from the Bible nonetheless!!!), vacuumed the living room, gave attention to my 2 girls caring for their baby dolls, soothed a crying baby and now I am back yet again for my 3rd success...which is letting go. I've been bombarded with having to re-direct my homeschool (home + school) atmosphere. I have to let go of the perfectly clean house and perfectly matched and groomed children. I have learned to let go of my children mastering English diagrams of sentences (for now anyway). I had to let go of teaching them all what I think they would like to learn and instead go with the flow and explore what they want to explore and let them lead a little bit. (of course I have my list that has what is necessary to learn right now but they are still young and having lots of little toddlers and preschool aged children gives a totally different dynamic to learning in our house.) I had to learn to be flexible in learning if we want to end this school year on a good note. That is my 3rd success: Let Go and Let God!
Go see more small successes HERE.