How many times have you heard:
"I am so glad school is starting up again."
"I sure am glad summer is over, I don't think I could stand my kids being at home all day any longer."
Or a similar statement?
Unfortunately I hear this every year from my own family members.
It breaks my heart.
I can't imagine being without my kiddos all the time.
I can't imagine being happy that my kids were going to be away from me all day long for 9 months out of the year.
I just don't get it.
Well, I think I might.
I know there was a time that I couldn't wait to get back to work, to get out of the house, to have something of my own.
God really had to work on my heart to let me realize that being home with my kiddos was something of my own. It was a great job. It was important.
I thank God that He has allowed me to see this, and that He has brought my heart home.
I think this is the reason for these types of comments. A heart not being at home.
If you find yourself making these kinds of comments, perhaps you need to search deep within your heart and see what the real issue is.
Ask God to show you where your heart is, and to bring it where it needs to be. HOME
I love teaching my kids. It is fun. It is my joy!
It can be yours too if you ask God to turn your heart towards home.
He will bless you and your efforts if you do.
I was originally writing this post as a NOT Back to School post, but as I started writing, God led me in a different direction. He must have wanted this message written today instead of what I was going to write.
I hope you are blessed by this post. I know I needed the reminder.