Thursday, July 19, 2012

Being Thankful for the Here and Now

The summer is passing by a little too quickly. School will be starting soon for us and I need to get myself started on getting organized. Since the baby has yet to make her appearance, I have been taking every opportunity to start cleaning things out, making room for the fun new things we have purchased for this year!

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We are still waiting on 4 more books to arrive, then it will be time to start planning!

Throughout this process of reorganizing and finding room for all the new, it is easy for me to let my mind wander to what I wish I had - a house with an extra room to use as our "school room". Unlimited homeschool funds to buy whatever we wanted. Pretty shelves and desks and chairs. Yep, my mind wandered about all that today while I sorted, threw out, and re-organized all of our supplies.

But, not long after, I was brought back to reality and reminded that I need to be thankful for the here and now. Not the if only.

Thankful for the freedom to choose where and how my children are educated.
Thankful for the fact that I get to be their teacher.
Thankful for the money we do have to buy the books and supplies that are needed for our preferred method of homeschooling.
Thankful for wonderful homeschool curriculum available to teach my children His Truths.
Thankful for websites like this one {and this one} where I was able to purchase a few of our textbooks for more than half-off!
Thankful for a supportive husband.
Thankful for a supportive family.
Thankful for the wonderful homeschool support and community I have found through social media.
Thankful for children who are eager to learn and are making this whole experience all the greater.
Thankful for the guidance from my Heavenly Father.
Thankful for the step of faith I was not scared to take.

I am going to go into this new school year being thankful for the here and now and not let greed and envy steal my joy out of this wonderful journey!



Clap your hands, all peoples! Shout to God with loud songs of joy! ~ Psalm 47:1




5 comments:

  1. Yes, there is much to be thankful for. As a public school teacher, I salute you for your decision to homeschool! In many ways, I wish I had done that with my four children. Enjoy your Thursday!

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  2. I am with you my friend! Thankful that we have the ability, the freedom and the means to educate at home. I am totally thankful for the amazing ways that God has provided for us to do so. Our God is GOOD!!

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  3. Gaaa! I need to get organized as well. :P

    We're using the same science curriculum, only we're doing the 5th day. (Ocean animals. Surprised?!) ;)

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  4. This morning I had a moment of awareness regarding how much I have. My husband asked if I had anything in the cupboard to give to someone who ran out of food. I said I didn't have much anyone would want but behold, I ended up with 4 bags of food that I didn't think of as "much". When did I become so spoiled that I took food for granted?

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  5. This was a great post! Great reminders!

    Just wanted to stop by and say thanks for linking up with the Apologia Blog Roll!

    Looking forward to a fun year of science!!

    Blessings!

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Being Thankful for the Here and Now

The summer is passing by a little too quickly. School will be starting soon for us and I need to get myself started on getting organized. Since the baby has yet to make her appearance, I have been taking every opportunity to start cleaning things out, making room for the fun new things we have purchased for this year!

Photobucket
We are still waiting on 4 more books to arrive, then it will be time to start planning!

Throughout this process of reorganizing and finding room for all the new, it is easy for me to let my mind wander to what I wish I had - a house with an extra room to use as our "school room". Unlimited homeschool funds to buy whatever we wanted. Pretty shelves and desks and chairs. Yep, my mind wandered about all that today while I sorted, threw out, and re-organized all of our supplies.

But, not long after, I was brought back to reality and reminded that I need to be thankful for the here and now. Not the if only.

Thankful for the freedom to choose where and how my children are educated.
Thankful for the fact that I get to be their teacher.
Thankful for the money we do have to buy the books and supplies that are needed for our preferred method of homeschooling.
Thankful for wonderful homeschool curriculum available to teach my children His Truths.
Thankful for websites like this one {and this one} where I was able to purchase a few of our textbooks for more than half-off!
Thankful for a supportive husband.
Thankful for a supportive family.
Thankful for the wonderful homeschool support and community I have found through social media.
Thankful for children who are eager to learn and are making this whole experience all the greater.
Thankful for the guidance from my Heavenly Father.
Thankful for the step of faith I was not scared to take.

I am going to go into this new school year being thankful for the here and now and not let greed and envy steal my joy out of this wonderful journey!



Clap your hands, all peoples! Shout to God with loud songs of joy! ~ Psalm 47:1




5 comments:

  1. Yes, there is much to be thankful for. As a public school teacher, I salute you for your decision to homeschool! In many ways, I wish I had done that with my four children. Enjoy your Thursday!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I am with you my friend! Thankful that we have the ability, the freedom and the means to educate at home. I am totally thankful for the amazing ways that God has provided for us to do so. Our God is GOOD!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Gaaa! I need to get organized as well. :P

    We're using the same science curriculum, only we're doing the 5th day. (Ocean animals. Surprised?!) ;)

    ReplyDelete
  4. This morning I had a moment of awareness regarding how much I have. My husband asked if I had anything in the cupboard to give to someone who ran out of food. I said I didn't have much anyone would want but behold, I ended up with 4 bags of food that I didn't think of as "much". When did I become so spoiled that I took food for granted?

    ReplyDelete
  5. This was a great post! Great reminders!

    Just wanted to stop by and say thanks for linking up with the Apologia Blog Roll!

    Looking forward to a fun year of science!!

    Blessings!

    ReplyDelete

I love hearing from my readers! Thanks for stopping by and saying "Hi"!

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