I’m sitting up at 11:30 at night in my bed and feeling extremely overwhelmed at the thought of homeschooling this week. Actually it’s my own fault for feeling this way because if I just was a little less Type A and little more Type Z the maybe it wouldn’t matter. I so desire to do EVERYTHING that I want to do and in the end MY schedule ruins everyone else’s attitude. So I desire prayer. Prayer that I would get our kids’ Bible reading into our school day. I pray that we would also take the time to memorize scripture and our CC stuff. It’s so hard, especially now that we’re on the homestretch to Christmas and I have projects to do, to even want to do school. I just want to sit and work on our endless hours of home video that must be put on to DVD, or our infamous Gingerbread house that needs to be worked on, or the cute project I am knitting for a friend. My attitude just wants to do those things and not do school. My children need me and I need them. They are the tether that ties me to the ground. The Lord has given them to me and they are my charge.
Oh Lord help me to be present in my kids’ lives so that I don’t rush to do the things that I need to do at the expense of their hearts. Help my heart to hear theirs as I go about tomorrow. Help me to find the correct discipline that I may teach them of You. Help me to reflect you in everything.