Monday, November 5, 2018

Putting The Focus Where It Should Be | Motherhood Monday

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Photo Taken:  November 2016  ~  Bennett Lawson – 2 years old

Coming from the solid base of the home environment where children are treasured, not measured, they will be able to concentrate more on reaching their goals and less on maintaining an image or impressing others.
                                                                                           ~ Mary Pride, Schoolproof

While I have never read this book, I recently came across the quote from Mary Pride and I could not agree with her more.  This idea of being able to instill a love of learning, raising my children so they feel like they are treasured in a safe environment, and so they do not have to focus their attention on a false idea of “image or impressing others” is so very important to me as a mother.  This is one of the top reasons on our family’s list of “why we homeschool” (which reminds me that I totally need to get back to updating that list).  SmileSmileSmile

I am so grateful that I have been given the opportunity to be home with my children everyday (and notice that I never said this was easy) so they are not forced to grow up too early or feel lead to try and look or talk like someone else.  I am grateful that my little boys get to pretend with legos + dinosaurs and my little girls get to play with baby dolls and princess dresses without someone telling them this is not cool or a baby thing to do. 

I am grateful that we get to put the focus on the inward matters of the heart, focusing on God and striving to be more like Jesus Christ while daily teaching + training them to be who He wants them to be – and not what some overpowering peer tell them they should be.  We get to shy away from the outward appearance of trying to look + talk like everyone else in this world.  This is what homeschooling is all about and I am so grateful that our family has been given this gift to create a solid, safe foundation of home where my children are treasured, not measured.

Blessing this week friend,
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Caleb Davis – 11 Years Old, Nathan James – 10 Years Old, Emma Lee – 8 Years Old, Joy Lynn – 6 Years Old,
Merry Layne – 4 Years Old, Bennett Lawson – 2 Years Old, and Lauren Hope – 1 Year Old

These photos were taken while we were visiting the beach during Sea Lab.  It is so hard to believe that we are making plans  + preparing to attend again in just a few short weeks.
Making these memories with my family is precious to me!!

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