Beautiful Moments — 35 Comments

    • The more I purpose in my heart to be thankful and to write my list down, the more I realize how truly blessed I am!  It’s been great practice and I am learning to give thanks in all things.  Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  1. Hello, Barbie!  I am so glad you have peace about your decision to stop for now but will still consider homeschooling down the road.  Homeschooling is one of the hardest things I have ever undertaken but it has blessed me in so many ways, too.  Don’t feel discouraged; it IS hard, even for those of us with some experience.   When the time is right, it will still be hard but the obstacles will not be insurmountable.  I think you are brave for even trying when you work full-time – WOW! 

  2. Oh goodness… #253… what a gift when we can see something is not in God’s timing and be able to let it go. Letting go of the struggle is a blessing itself. Peace takes over. Love those moments. Beautiful list Barbie!

  3. good for you for trying it out, being honest about it, and realizing it’s not what God has for you at this time.  i think we automatically assume that homeschooling is a higher calling than public or private school; however, God’s will for each family in particular seasons is the highest calling – even if it means public school!

  4. Thank you for visiting my site!  I’m so sorry that homeschooling wasn’t working for you.  The first time I started, I quit within the first two months and re-enrolled my daughter.  But God kept working on me.  I’ve now been homeschooling all 4 for close to two years.  I love your #256 – I am very spoiled and have a cleaning angel twice per month.  She came this morning so I sit here in a gleaming kitchen!  Enjoyed reading your list – thank you for deciding to link up this week!

  5. Barbie, I’m sorry the homeschooling didn’t work out.  But like you said, maybe it is not time.  The good thing is that if in the future you decide to go that route, you will have more knowledge about the amount of workit requires.  I have no kids but reading some of the blogs from mom who homeschool, I am in awe of everything they do.  I am already in awe of moms in general but to add homeschooling seems almost heroic.

    • Thanks Maria for stopping by and for your comment.  Yes, I have always looked up to homeschooling moms.  They always seem to have it all together.  But knowing several moms who homeschool, I know that isn’t true.  Although I will say they are very disciplined and organized.  I know that when that time comes, God will open the door.  Have a great rest of the day.

  6. Thank you for visiting my blog.  You’re blog is lovely, and I can really relate to your list — well maybe not the clean house part. ; )  When my daughter entered 6th grade we made the decision to put her in school as well.  It turned out to be a great decision, but it’s still a hard thing to do.  Blessings to you and your family.

  7. Barbie, it sounds like we had similar thoughts this morning.  Because I had just been going through the motions much of last week, it was harder for me to list my blessings today.  But I’m so thankful for God’s grace and mercy.  He is a great Father and His gifts are all around us.  Love your list today.  #256 is wonderful indeed. 🙂

  8. I hope she has a successful year in school and that everything will work out in accordance to God’s will! 🙂  Love your list and wish you a blessed week with more gifts to be grateful for 🙂

  9. I love your #253 and #259!! Such a reminder that we can not do things(or at least do things well!!) without Him.  Bless you, friend as you continue to hope and pray regarding homeschooling in His perfect timing!

    • I have been reminded more than once over the last week that I cannot do anything in my own strength. Why do I even try?  Ugh!  So thankful for a God who is constantly there with a gentle nudge.

  10. It is hard to give something up, even if it isn’t working out. I am sure you will see God’s plan in this decision for both you and your daughter. I too am grateful that so many people made it through the storm safely, and am praying for those who have lost both family and property. 

    Visiting from Ann’s place. 

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