Looking Forward

Time moves forward and while each moment brings us closer to the Lord’s return, we remain diligent to our assigned tasks, occupying until He comes.

I am privileged to be able to stay home with my children and train them up in the way they should go. Today marks our official first day of the new school year. I say official because today is when I will start keeping record, but actually I consider every day an opportunity to learn and grow.

E is 9 and beginning 3rd grade.

H is 15 and beginning her Freshman year. You may remember she has special needs. Her 9th grade year will not look much different than her brother’s 3rd grade.

These pics were taken before church yesterday. I assure you, we don’t always dress so nicely. 😂

E is being groomed in church leadership, learning now the importance of serving the Lord. He has been helping serve/pass communion for a couple years now (he made his confession and was baptized in 2016) and his dad is encouraging him in public prayer. Unfortunately in our small rural church we are limited in the number of men willing to step up and lead and even lead in prayer. Still, I feel honored and humbled to be able to raise up my boy.

Of course, my blessed hope is that the Lord will call us out of here sooner rather than later!


A mom’s musing

When you are the mother of a special needs child, people tend to advise and question every decision you make about said child. The same is true for home school moms. 

So, imagine my life as I home school a special needs child. My reasons are many and multi-layered. 

Most people mean well  (and some are just bossy know-it-alls), but sometimes we need less criticism that is dressed up as advice and more encouragement and emotional support.  Most of all, we need your prayers and kind words.  

Parenting is a monumental task by itself, and not to be taken lightly. Having a daughter that will likely never be independent and watching her miss out on the usual girly stuff and friendships can be heartbreaking. No sleepovers. No boyfriends.  No driver’s license. All of that makes me sad. The worse part though, is watching her struggle with the simplest of things. 

Having said all that, I know God is still on His throne.  He has a purpose for her and is even now using these struggles for all of our good, even if we can’t see it yet. 

He will feed His flock like a shepherd;
He will gather the lambs with His arm,
And carry them in His bosom,
And gently lead those who are with young. Isaiah 40:11