We had a great day today. We visited Liberty Science Center, and the best part was we got to go with my parents. What a fun time we had!
We saw so many exciting things, and the kids couldn’t get enough. But most of all I felt blessed tonight as I reflected on the whole day. Way back when I decided to homeschool, my parents were not exactly happy with us. They did not agree with our decision. But over the years they have stepped back and not interfered.
Now to have them spend the day with us on a field trip was just amazing. We even joked how they came with us as the “class mothers.” It was like a dream come true to have them share in the kids day, and do so joyfully…
I also feel so blessed that homeschooling allows these kinds of days. What a blessing to have the kids spend a day on a field trip with their grandparents! How many kids can get to do that when they are in school? These are memories that my kids will always have with them! A field trip with Grandma and Grandpa! These are the kinds of things that a classroom can not teach...relationships and learning from older generations is such a gift for my kids to be able to have! Generations learning from one another…it is truly learning in a real life setting.
God intended generations to teach each other (Titus 2:3-5), and today we got to experience a glimpse of it. To see Grandpa reading things with the kids, and exploring. To see how Grandma helps take care of everyone, by helping Mommy, taking care of the baby…these are valuable models for the kids to see. They also get to see the love of a couple married 40 years and a true model of marriage. These are real lessons in real life. I love it!
God has truly worked in my life. He has brought good out of a situation that I once thought would be hopeless. That our families would never accept us. And while they may not accept what we do, they still do accept us.
So I am praising God again this evening for this gift of today. I am so blessed to see Him work immeasurably more than I ever imagined!
And now as I must go and get ready for a very early start to school tomorrow (we have lots to do to finish up for our week)…one of my favorite verses comes to mind:
“I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord. Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust, who does not turn to the proud, to those who go astray after a lie! You have multiplied, O Lord my God, your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us; none can compare with you! I will proclaim and tell of them, yet they are more than can be told. …” Psalm 40:1-7
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