Monday, January 5, 2009

Getting back to school.......

This morning we start back to school. We are starting bright and early this morning. Peter had the boys up at 7:00 am so we could start at 8:00. I think that it is going to work really well! I have really struggles with being consistent with homeschooling since Liberty has been born. I know that we are doing okay, but needed some major improvement. For those of you who don't know, my husband is a born teacher! He is an excellent Bible teacher and could teach anyone, anything! (even trigonometry!) We sat down together over Christmas vacation and reviewed our schoolwork, and he showed me ways that we could improve it. I am so thankful for his counsel! I am so excited to see how everything works out!

I came across this poem I had printed off a long time ago. I thought I would share it with you today. It is a reminder for the new year!

Motherhood is not for wimps!

There are those who would spurn the vocation of mothers
And say of careers, it's inferior to others,
I'll have to admit that it's not easy work,
It's relentless and from it you cannot shirk.

It takes all your energy being a mother and wife,
Requiring daily commitment and a disciplined life,
It demand all your resources of patience and love,
Long-suffering and wisdom from the Father above.

It takes self-control and continual endurance,
It need constant faith and great perseverance,
It means total sacrifice, forgetting your self,
Sometimes you think that you're left on the shelf.

And what about time? It's no longer your,
It belongs to all those who come in your doors,
Claim your own rights? No, they're all gone too,
Like your right to sleep the whole night through.

It's not easy to crawl into bed with a book
or go off and dream in some quiet little nook,
It seems like you're totally losing your life,
To be a good mother and a submissive wife.

But oh, faithful mother, please do not despair,
In God's perfect plan you do have a share,
To fulfil your destiny planned from creation
Which is to nurture children and BUILD A NATION.

You're walking in the footsteps and Jesus your Lord
Who sacrificed all, His life he out-poured,
He didn't cling to his rights with selfish futility
He didn't claim any privilege but walked in humility.

He gave up His life to save millions of others,
This principle works in the lives of all mothers,
When you lose your own life you'll find it again,
A rewarding life, without guilt or shame.

So lift up your head, embrace your calling so high,
You're in God's perfect will, there's no reason to sigh!
You may often feel worthless - don't listen to this lie,
Your influence goes higher than the clouds in the sky!

As you nurture and train your God-given seed,
As your sharpen these "arrows" by word and by deed,
You shape the nation - you determine its course,
Your mothering's not wasted, it's a mighty force!

As your children leave home and go into the world
The proof of your training will soon be unfurled
You'll influence countries where you've never been,
And down the generations its effect will be seen.

Your work is so powerful, no wonder it's tough
But God is behind you, He's the GOD WHO IS ENOUGH!
His strength and His wisdom He will give to you,
He stands by His promise which are totally true.

He'll always be with you right through the end,
As you follow His leading and deny the world's trend,
Each morning you wake, your strength He'll renew,
He'll fill your home with His presence and His blessed peace, too.


Shane and Kristy Davis said...

Thanks for the encouraging poem...I need that!

Aaron and Rachel Smith said...

I just wanted to stop in and say hello! I was missing you.

Thanks for being such a friend to me. You are an encouragement. I love you! Praying for you and your schooling today.

Aaron and Rachel Smith said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope that you have a wonderful and relaxing day!!I love you!