Thursday, August 04, 2011
Heart of Homeschooling: Leaving a Legacy
My mother has been a big influence in my life. I watched her take joy in accomplishments, and I watched her heart break as her children sometimes disappointed her. I saw her insecurities and her strengths. Moms have an influence which lasts a lifetime. My mom left a legacy that told me I could do whatever I set my mind to and I am worth all the joy in the world. She was not perfect as no mom is perfect. However, she instilled strength in me that I wish to pass along to my children. Now that I am a mom I know the power of my influence, yet in the day to day I sadly forget. As a homeschooling mom, my children are with me most of the time. Eyes are always on me, and what is recorded for a lifetime will be the most dramatic events good or bad.
A day should never pass where we forget that we are not only influencing our children but our grandchildren and great grandchildren. We are forming a legacy in our family through our words and actions. What is the legacy of your family? We need to be careful to speak God’s words, show God’s love, mercy, and forgiveness. The most precious gift we have (our children) should not be carelessly torn open or thrown away by our inability to worship the Lord through raising our children.
Homeschool moms, a day that passes with unfinished math, failed science experiments, and a forgotten spelling test yet proved to bring glory to an almighty God was not a day wasted. Our job is to raise children who love the Lord and who have the strength to walk that narrow path. Everything takes a backseat to that or no real accomplishment has been made. I have a high standard of academics in my home, but a day that glorifies academics and not God is a day to be grieved. We are raising royalty for the Master's use. What an awesome, overwhelming, and beautiful job the Lord has blessed us with!
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