Monday, August 16, 2010

Changing the Course of History

I just read the most amazing thing and wanted to share it with all of my fellow homeschooling families.  Unfortunately, I don’t know who wrote it but I certainly appreciate it. There are many days (like today) when I feel like it would be so much easier to just send the kids on the yellow bus that passes the house.  After all, my pastor drives it and it can’t be “that” bad, right? 

Even when my days are crappy, the kids are crying (and it’s only 10:00) and nothing is getting done, this helps me realize that I “am” changing the course of history for my family.

YOU ARE CHANGING THE COURSE OF HISTORY
When the sink is full of dirty dishes only minutes after you cleaned the
kitchen,
realize this--You are changing the course of history.
When you emulate the Proverbs 31 woman and your lamp truly did not go out
the night before because of a sick child,
know this--You are changing the course of history.
When that new outfit that you spent three weeks sewing for your dear child
is stained and ruined three days later,
remember this--You are changing the course of history.
When the house is falling apart, company is on the way and Dear Husband
doesn't see your need for a helping hand,
take hold of this--You are changing the course of history.
When you discover that the perfect curriculum you spent too much money on is NOT so perfect and your child is crying over her lessons,
be encouraged with this--You are changing the course of history.
When your children scored low on the CAT or SAT, ABC, or the XYZ and the
relatives and neighbors are convinced that you are ruining your children's
lives,
believe this--You are changing the course of history.
When you're tempted to send them off to the new little private school down
the road that is offering a wonderful discount,
understand this--You are changing the course of history.
When the 'high school' years loom over you like a specter and you realize
you are inadequate for the job,
don't forget this--You are changing the course of history.
When you feel you have searched the city and still can't find a kindred
heart who shares your passion,
listen to this-- You are changing the course of history.
When your quiver is full but at 4O plus years of age you realize another
arrow is headed your way,
be thankful in this--You are changing the course of history!
...and through it all, The One who sees all, quietly whispers in a loving
voice, "I know, my Daughter. I know."
Listen and you will hear.

3 comments:

Debbie said...

Great reminder of the important job we are doing... especially good on those hard days. I have a great poem going up on my blog on Thursday for our Poetry day... check my blog Thursday if you want.

The Crazy Mom said...

Guess I'd better get off the 'puter and get back to making history! :)

Great reminder!

Kimberly said...

Thank you for the encouragement.

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