Thursday, May 13, 2010
This is my Thankful Thursday post. Today, I am so
thankful that some days are just filled with loveliness.
I am so thankful that God called me to home educate
our children, and so far the two that are married,
they married people who were home educated too.
We all speak the same language and where school is
concerned we have a culture in common.
Maybe it is because we just had Mothers Day so I have
been thinking of a mothers role in life. When I first
heard Elisabeth Elliot, for the most part I did not understand
a word she said, like this., " A mother is a chalice, the vessel
without which no human being has ever been born. She is created
to be a life-bearer, cooperating with her husband and with God in the
making of a child. What a solemn responsibility. What and unspeakable
privilege---a vessel divinely prepared for the Master's use.
(The Shaping of a Christian Family, p.98)
" Her children arise and call her blessed, her husband also, he praises her."
I didn't understand all of that but I knew more than anything in my whole
life I wanted to be a woman who was prepared for the Master's use. I wanted
to be a woman who's children call her blessed and her husband also.
I felt as a young woman, if I did my job, and God would help me, I might
have a few good days. :)
Now being a grandmother with 5 grandchildren, and loving my very
lovely life I can thank God for choosing me...even me.
The picture above is my very favorite history books in the whole world.
When I started teaching, I couldn't understand why no one taught history
with the Bible as the text book and why not make that a central thing that
all of history is built on. So for years I wrote my history stuff myself.
Then these history books came out The Mystery of History by Linda
Lacour Hobar. She was so much better at writing these history books and
letting the Bible be the central theme, I was so happy. The boys have
learned so much and now have a complete history in order with Jesus as
the central theme. All of history, China, India, all of the places as they fit.
I always start planning my next school year now as I am finishing up
while I can see my weaknesses as well as my strengths.
I knew this would be a different kind of year with my Mothers illness and
her approaching death so I knew that any week we were able to do, would
be a blessing. God is so good in that He not only got us through this year, but
I am happy with how much we did get accomplished. I always call these kinds
of years reality parenting.
So this is my jumbled up post of Thankful Thursday.
I hope you have a wonderful Thursday too.