Tuesday, September 13, 2011

NOT Back to School/ Where is Your Heart?

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.


Our Peculiar Lives said...

I was thinking the other day about Europe - how in some countries homeschooling is illegal. How one day that could be the case here. It actually made me nauseous. I can not IMAGINE sending my children to school. I absolutely can not imagine having them gone for the better part of the day, most of the year. We have crazy nuts days and some days I just want to go in the bathroom and lock the door for half an hour, hehe, but still, cannot imagine ever NOT homeschooling. The thought makes me really NOT take for granted the right to homeschool.

Heather @ Marine Corps Nomads said...

I am extremely grateful that we are able to openly homeschool. I do believe that, if our nation doesn't turn around from the direction that we're taking, we may have to take to civil disobedience to homeschool/teach our own kids. What a sad day that will be... It's definitely something worth fighting for.

April said...

Love your post. It used to bug me that people would say - "Ready for school to start back I bet! wink wink". I'd always say - "No, I'll miss them." I just don't get the idea that you want your kids to be gone all day. So blessed to be able to homeschool now. Thanks for the great post! April

Fresh Start Academy said...

I used to be one of those parents ashamed to say but since starting homeschool It actually bugs me when people say that.

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Heather said...

Beautiful post:) I feel so lucky to have my children at home. To be honest, if my one son hadn't had so many troubles at school, I would not have known about the option to homeschool! When I heard about it I felt that was perfect and why didn't everyone. Funny, looking back. Most people just seem to not know what it is we actually do. i am glad homeschooling is growing so quickly. I also hope we can continue on this path in our country!

Our Village is a Little Different said...

When my boys were in school, I hated it. We all hated it. I'm so glad I brought them home.
I hear those kind of statements all the time, too, and it breaks my heart.

Tina Hollenbeck said...

Amen! :^)

TIFFANY said...

I was trying to explain to my friend a while back how when I worked outside the home, I always wanted a break from my kids and "me" time but now that I'm home, I don't like to be away from them. I totally get what you're saying about turning your heart to home. That's what had to happen for me too.

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