In the Distance
Today was especially difficult as a homeschooling mom. I was beginning to believe my three-year-old daughter would be wearing diapers until she was 21. I was also frustrated with my son's lack of understanding fractions. I was ready to give up and let him learn to measure in whole numbers for the rest of his life. My life seemed stuck in the "forever" of this time. My children would never move beyond this point in their education, and I would never do anything different as a woman. Each day would be a repeat of the last with homeschooling, doing the laundry, cooking, and fulfilling church responsibilities. Would there ever be an end to this seemingly endless repetition?
As I loaded the children into the car for another trip to the grocery store, God spoke to my heart in a simple, but powerful way. Looking into the side mirrors for traffic, I suddenly noticed the words written on the glass: "Objects in mirror are closer than they appear!" God was showing me that the end to this homeschooling period of my life was closer than it appeared!
As time went on, I discovered that life was a series of transitions — chapters that are opened, read, and then closed for the next to begin. What chapter of your life are you in as a homeschooling parent — babies, toddlers, teenagers, empty nest? Things will not always remain the same. Enjoy the moment you are in now to the fullest. God is with you and knows exactly what you should be doing. "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven" (Ecclesiastes 3:1).
Father, thank You for life and each experience You provide. Help me take today and make this time a blessing to my family. Show me how to faithfully continue homeschooling and look forward to every opportunity to teach my children. In Jesus' name, Amen.