Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Just Some Thoughts

I love to teach my kids. That is a well known fact. Schooling four this year has brought new challenges. Even half way through the year, I am struggling with schedules, expectations, and curriculum.

Teaching is my passion. My family is my passion. How do I meld the two? I struggle with how much "book work" is to be balanced with "real life" teaching.

Teachable moments are precious. I am slowly learning that it is ok to put the books down and go with the flow of life as God has brought it to me. Schedules are engrained in me. Being flexible is not so easy.

I have been blessed in the last week to have some special time with my children all at different moments. I didn't plan it per se. It just happened. My job, if you want to call it that, is to teach and disciple my children. Life gets very busy and crazy sometimes that my passion and purpose can get lost. Days run into each other and I wonder if anything of worth was accomplished outside of what can be tested or graded. These moments brought things back to balance in my mind.

I am blessed to be able to teach my children. I am thankful for moments to reach deeper than a textbook and touch the heart.

I do not have this all figured out. I will always struggle with the nemesis called balance.

Today, though, I let my kids play in the snow before it melted away. The school books can wait. I will enjoy sitting later with my little one while reading a book. I will choose to not worry that the "to do list" may not get checked off.

Today I am thankful for a little perspective.


Brooke said...

Oh, Sandy, thank you for the perspective. I am still struggling to put it all together even after a huge abeka purchase. I feel so inept. That is where God steps in...

Green Acres said...

Great post Sandy. Sometimes "Life" is the best lesson!