What if you knew in your heart the Lord was calling you closer to himself? What if you knew it was important to take some time off from everything – except what really needs to be done?
For the last year, I have been taking a break. A break from all the extra stuff. And only concentrating on what I know God is calling me to do.
To take care of my health, to take care of my family and build relationships. These things are important. When we go to heaven, we are not going to take any ‘things’ with us. No material things…But we will be able to leave a legacy, of kindness and caring, of putting others needs before our own.
The last year my family has had to grow and learn much more than we ever thought we would have in such a short period of time, But, that’s why I knew the Lord was calling me to look at things with a new light, I thought things were going just fine – and they are. We have a loving family and we own our own home.
But, there are other things, that just, kind of, broke me – broken friendships, broken relationships, and I had some healing to do before I was in a position to share with others – When I am hurt, I kind of disappear, and I had a lot of hurt to work through in the past year, and with that a lot of growing and learning.
It has been important for our family to spend this time together, to build our relationships, to strengthen the kids faith, to help them know that we – their parents – are there to help them. We are not their friends…but it is important for us to lead them, love them, and teach them.
To learn the difference between just telling someone to do something and actually teaching them how to do it. This is the trait of a great leader.
No effective change happens over night – it happens over time,
it’s kind of been like a sabbatical:
a period of paid leave granted to a university teacher or other worker for study or travel, traditionally one year for every seven years worked.
I’ve been a stay at home Mom for 9 years now, while teaching Sunday school, going to swimming lessons, baseball, soccer, clubs, dance, volunteering at a pregnancy centre, with church, at school, dentist appointments, doctors appointments, appointments!!!
It was time.
Time for me to stop all that extra stuff, and work on things with my kids. We had gotten so busy going from one sport to the next club, to the next game, to the next meet – that we never got to teach our kids about calmness during the storm – it was always a storm!
Never got to work on manners, or what to do when we feel mad, or sad, or what to do on our own. Working with my two sons to become more independent and not rely on ‘Mom” to do everything! Working on teaching my teenage daughter to actually cook a meal instead of kraft dinner or toast. Working on manners. Getting into a routine of brushing teeth every night AND every morning! just getting them to become more independent, so that one day I can be back at work,
It has been important for our family to concentrate on these things. Important for us to connect as a family, and grow, learn.
I just wanted to share with everyone what has bein going on at our house. I know I haven’t posted a blog post for quite some time! I am looking forward to having more time for my blog, now that my youngest has started school fulltime,
Keep an eye out –
There will be some changes coming to my blog and also to my blog posts! I am feeling motivated with this new season of my life! Wishing everyone many blessings and looking forward to talking soon