Good Morning! On Monday, I received an email that my kids would be out of school until after Spring Break, April 13. 2020. I had expected that this would be the case. However, the email also said that school may be closed to up to 12 weeks. That would be summer vacation…so there is a chance that school is done for the year. Wow, that was a reality check. Yesterday, we put together a schedule.
Now, I am a Homeschool mom. I never thought that I would be able to homeschool my kids. I did not think that I could do it. However, it does not matter what I think. God can equip me for anything. I know all those little parts that I am missing. It does not matter what I think, God can make me complete to do his good works.
Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
–Hebrews 13:20-21 (NKJV)
I remember a bible study over a year ago. The leader told me that if God is calling me to do something, God will give me what I need to do it. God will make me strong. I have to not focus on my limitations, instead, I have to focus on God’s strength. That is when I started this blog, Change Can Be Beautiful. God nudged me ahead before, and he can do it again. My new challenge is homeschooling.
I am not the only one who is new to homeschooling. Facebook is loaded with posts about mom’s homeschooling their kids. It can be scary, but I would rather make some mistakes than have my kids not learn for the rest of the school year. So, yesterday, I jumped right in. Know what? It was actually pretty fun. I get to spend the day with my favorite little people. I received a ton of hugs. So, it is ok to relax, have fun and laugh at myself.
Yesterday was St Patrick’s Day. The morning started with my husband making green chocolate chip pancakes. The kids loved them.
The kids drew with chalk outside in our driveway with the proper social distancing.
I made Irish Stew for dinner (Ok, well I actually just heated up the Costco Irish Stew, but hey it is still on theme). The kids and I made a 6 layer rainbow cake with green frosting.
To all the moms and dads reading this blog: You are doing a great job! God gave us our children, because he thought we were the perfect parents for them. God will equip us for what we need every step of this journey!