Time to get back into the swing of things, starting first thing tomorrow. I didn’t intend to go “full break” like the public schoolers, but that’s the way it happened. By “full break”, I mean foregoing all lessons and just sort of hanging out. I’d intended for my students to spend an hour each day reading, and two 30-minute segments doing computer-based lessons. What really happened is that we all got sick with the worst cold I have personally seen in my adult life. I may have slept for almost 48 hours, I’m not really sure. Thankfully, I have family who cares and older children who can feed themselves without burning down the house. I suppose my plans aren’t always the best plans, in God’s eyes or anyone else’s. To that end:
Each person copes with change and transition differently ~ for this reason I pray for grace.
Many good and worthwhile things are out there needing someone to participate in them. Our days are full enough as it is, so adding more without removing some is not going to do our family any good. ~ For these reasons, I pray for discernment.
Priorities are important to consider when trying to keep one’s focus, the general ones for our family being Jesus, our little family, others, and each individual (caring for one’s self). When these priorities get mixed up – even with the best intentions – our days tend to fall apart. ~ For these reasons, I pray for a sober mind and Heavenly wisdom.
So here’s to keeping an upbeat attitude as we transition, saying no to overloading on unnecessary things, and keeping our focus on our current obligations.