Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Homeschool Mother's Journal WK 7: PUNT!

The Homeschool ChickI am participating each week to share WHAT IS REALLY going on in this home (almost said 'joint' LOL) and I think I've been doing this ALL wrong! First, this post is due on Fri...usually I'm one of the last posters as I generally get it up on Sat or Sun...ha! THANGS are gonna change around here!  ;-))

Virtual Academy UPDATE: Going pretty good. I have allowed, "let go" and see that my son is doing okay.  I have given Him to God and so he will either do or figure out HOW to do...Daughter is doing great! We did secure a tutor for them both in their areas of weakness, but so far~it's going fine. Daughter takes the graduation testing next week...Things are still hopping here!

I was given this poem today and it soo applies:

To let go does not mean to stop caring,
   it means I can't do it for someone else.
To let go is not to cut myself off,
   it's the realization I can't control another.
To let go is not to enable,
   but allow learning from natural consequences.
To let go is to admit powerlessness, which means
   the outcome is not in my hands.
To let go is not to try to change or blame another,
   it's to make the most of myself.
To let go is not to care for,
   but to care about.
To let go is not to fix,
   but to be supportive.
To let go is not to judge,
   but to allow another to be a human being.
To let go is not to be in the middle arranging all the outcomes,
   but to allow others to affect their destinies.
To let go is not to be protective,
   it's to permit another to face reality.
To let go is not to deny,
   but to accept.
To let go is not to nag, scold or argue,
   but instead to search out my own shortcomings and correct them.
To let go is not to adjust everything to my desires,
   but to take each day as it comes and cherish myself in it.
To let go is not to criticize or regulate anybody,
   but to try to become what I dream I can be.
To let go is not to regret the past,
   but to grow and live for the future.

To let go is to fear less and love more
To let go and to let God, is to find peace!
Remember: The time to love is short
 ------ author unknown
Having faced death myself and lost my sibling too, I know this is so true.  In fact, I know it all too well, and next month is the 9th year since I lost my brother~he's always on my mind...

In My Life and In Our Homeschool This Week:
These really ARE separate entities within our home. I am a separate human being from the teacher and mother person who I am as well~sooo as for the HUMAN SisterT, I have struggled a little bit in my personal life. I am experiencing some losses and changes. NOT all bad, but definitely different.  CHANGE is here in a big way! I have continued my healthy eating and doing well with it, and so my energy and zest has returned...but not all is rosy all the time.  I'm making it though~so far, so good~One day at a time!

 My Favorite Thing This Week was...
I have essentially a person in my life you could call a life coach who is guiding me in the Word of God. I have really enjoyed studying and learning this week what God has in store for ME...yep, sometimes it's been hard defining ME from all the rest in my life.  When my kids were littles, it was even harder, but now that they are much much more independent, I am finding more of ME that I had left behind all those years ago when I traded in so much of myself for the life of doing for others much of the time. Thank God for a few minutes today to get out and shop alone and REALLY jam in the car to some oldies that make me GRIN! Sometimes I just need to DANCE in this life for joy~got! ;-)) SIDEBAR: Anybody besides ME a rocker?? Oh, there's rock of ages, rock the cradle and rock n roll...well, I'm all three..but here a few links of some foot move ing stuff!! (Actually one is movin' music and the other is the fave love songs...I couldn't resist!) LOL  (I know, I'm old...but hey...I'm STILL HERE, right??? LOL)

What's Working/Not Working For Us...
CLUTTER, DIRT AND animal hair~oh my!! LOL...these animules are shedding for spring and I am sneezing and wheezing...

Also NOW that we are in virtual academy~all the little jewels of homeschooling are really in our way...I am praying about what to do...can't afford to ship them away, but thinking about some options...a sale or donation only sale???  Would like to see them GO to you all who can use them...I mean, they are awesome things, I promise! And some are pricey things that we've been blessed to have had...GOD IS GOOD! ALL THE TIME...ring in on what you think or how you think this could work well...

Homeschool questions/thoughts I have...
HOW long will the positives we are experiencing with virtual academy last and will we return to traditional homeschooling in the future? I wonder... 

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Heidi... said...

love, Love LOVE it!! I could sing When I See You Smile all. day. long!! ; )

Hey, I realized we're on the same Gabby Team... go team!!

Jodi said...

You have a beautiful family! I'm going to just Let Go and Let God! That's going to be my mantra this coming week. Thanks for the encouragement as always!

Martha said...

You have some wise words to share. Thank you. Hope you have a good week.

Stopping by from Mothers Homeschool Journal.


Mama Know Best said...

My word, I would have just loved to gotten a glance at you jammin in the car as you were on your way shopping to some of those hits. talk about blast from the past...I was jamming sitting here listening to those hits! Thanks for getting my morning off to a great start:)

Have an awesome day!!

RachelT said...

What beautiful words in this poem! Thanks for the reminder to "let go and let God!"

Have a great week!

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