About a year ago I really felt led to start a blog. However, I had no idea what the focus would be. I could easily share about homeschooling or life of a large family. But I had no direction or name. I prayed and still had nothing. So I sat on it for a year. Periodically I’d pray and ask God to show me some direction for it but still nothing….until last week! Out of the blue I decided to look at it again. Within minutes, I had the name!
God needed me to experience some things before the name would make sense to me. You see, our main reason for homeschooling our kids is to make God our number one priority and our family number two. We’re in the middle of our first year with all five of the younger children at home and, if I’m being transparent (which is the point of the blog), it’s been a huge struggle on my part. On my own, I struggle with the whole parenting thing. I struggle with the whole teaching thing too, and I have a degree in Early Childhood Education! But as soon as I remember to make Jesus the main focus of ALL I do, my abilities change. I see my kids for who God sees them and created them to be, not the distractions and inconveniences that my flesh perceives them to be. This has been life changing. It’s so simple, common sense if you will, yet so easy to forget.
So I’m learning to love them the way God loves them. And in reality, I need to learn to love everyone the way God does; my husband, extended family members, neighbors, friends, enemies, and strangers. That is where God has me at right now. This is my season, a season of Learning to Love.
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13