This fall I will have three children in college and two at home, finishing their high school education. It will be busy with youth group and church, volleyball and boxing, dual-enrollment classes and used car hunting. My time spent homeschooling will probably be lessened, since my senior will take lots of GenEd classes at a local college campus and my sophomore will do much of her work on her own or in a co-op setting.
My life is in an in-between season of change, and perhaps yours is as well.
Don't fear the new seasons of life. Don't resist them and pine for days gone by. Embrace the now, enjoy the mixing of two life-stages, and trust God to work His good will through it all. He loves you perfectly, after all, and there is no fear in love. Let Him love you, and show Him to you receive that love by enjoying your life just as it is today.
It has been an excellent use of my time, this homeschooling gig. As I look back over the years, I more fully see just how blessed I have been. My expectation is that the upcoming year (my last year with more than one child still at home) will be filled to overflowing with wonderful-ness. And the final two years after that? I intend to enjoy time with my youngest daughter even as I allow her to spread her wings as she prepares to attend college in south Florida...which is quite a little way from Kansas!
Enjoy the now. Don't let Satan steal it from you. Just enjoy the right now that God has given you. Because your life is only ho-hum if you choose it to be that way.
Day 334 done!
My Kindle book All Things Homeschool: 180 Devotions for Homeschooling Mothers is available for FREE this week at Amazon! And my first book, The Homeschooling Mothers Bible Study, has undergone
a cover revamp with updated content - plus it's now available at Amazon
Jan L. Burt
author of The Homeschooling Mothers Bible Study
and All Things Homeschool: 180 Devotions for Homeschooling Mothers
plus the upcoming release Prayer: 101 Devotions for Women
and in the farther-off future Yumology: A Cookbook for My Daughters