It’s August first and I thought it was time that I come back from my summer break. I’ve been enjoying a nice long break from “all
This past school year was a tough one for me. With it brought a whole new list of worries. I know what the Bible says about that, but it’s still hard not to worry when it relates to your children. Each one of them has an area they struggle with (and some are worse than others.) It’s a hard task to raise children and I don’t take it lightly. But sometimes, I realize, I do have to lighten up. Even with myself. Remembering that if I do the work, God is the one who gives the increase. My kids will be who they were designed to be for a reason.
Over this summer slowdown/mental break from “the things”, I gave myself some time to relax and pray about this new year. It was very much needed and I’m thankful I took some time off. If anything, getting rid of “all the things” brings everything back down to a slower pace which then gives me time to think and pray. It is here that I am reminded of the simple things and what is most important.
Normally, I have my curriculum fully planned out before summer, but this year, in the middle of planning, I decided to stop, put it all away and just relax and get busy enjoying the summer. I hit a burnout overload! I’m so glad that I did!! It was just what I needed. I was planning on the kids starting homeschool in early August, but now, I am holding off for a couple of more weeks. I will have to start the planning now that August is here, but I’m in no huge hurry. I’m even considering starting the school year in September. We will see. That will be decided in the next week or two as I start the planning process.
I know many others are starting their school year soon. Please know that I will be praying for y’all!! I always do, because I know how much I need it myself. I pray you had a good break (if you took one) And if you are planning on enjoying a little more of summer like us, may you enjoy your last moments of reprieve.