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A Lesson in the Quiet…



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I am sitting in my home as I type..all alone. Alone. No kids are home. My husband is out.

This.Never.Happens.

Oh the plans I had! Clean the family room {school area}, write, plan, and clean some more.  Yet, within two seconds it hit me.


It’s so quiet.


I yearn for the quiet everyday. The noise sometimes peaks and I feel like I can’t take it one.more.second.


Yet, here I am with all I yearn for. And the quiet is actually deafening. It actually feels overwleming.


Yet, it’s only temporary. In a few hours the noise will be back, and I’ll be yearning for quiet again…
Aren’t we humans funny like that…never happy with what we have?

But there’s more. I sat here imagining what if the quiet would not end in a few hours? The children were grown in my daydream…

There was no one left.


No boo-boos to kiss…
no messes to clean…
no cuddles at night…
no Lego pieces to step on…
no lightening bugs in hand, with squeals of delight…
no lunches to make…
no books to read aloud…
no gluey messes…
no belly laughs from babes…

Ouch.


That day is far off, but yet we know how close it really is. Some day they will be grown. They will be where they belong. In their own families.


And the cliche…where does time go? will be oh, so real…

These daydreams make my heart right. They give me the strength to handle the noise when it comes back. For one day, quiet will not be a luxury. It will be normal.


I am so blessed to be with my children each day. Raising them and teaching them during these most important years. I am grateful for the quiet today, not so much for the lack of noise…but for the lesson it has taught me-to appreciate what I have now…

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Coming soon…

Letting God Lead Your Homeschool:
Finding Freedom in the Calling 
and Homeschooling His Way!



I have spoken about this to homeschool groups, and now it is time to write about it!

I can’t wait to share with you what He has taught me through His Word and through our experiences, about who is really in charge of our homeschools!


I am hoping to have it completed by the end of summer…Just in time to encourage you as you head back to school!



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