Saturday, August 20, 2011


I read in Proverbs and prayed for wisdom early on Wednesday morning. It was a brand new day. Then there was yelling before breakfast. Cereal went soggy because a few potatoes couldn't be dragged away from the cartoons. Remote in hand, I zapped the television. More yelling. Chores were assigned and children scrambled. Only one kid worked, hoping to be rewarded. I felt the pressure building up in my head....I was going to blow. Gone was my strength and my determination to make this day better then the last. I've grown weary of the daily battle to motivate move these five little bodies in the right direction.

A new school year is here, I mean right here, banging down my front door. The "perfect" curriculum was purchased months ago. The school supplies have all been ripped open. I have been attempting to turn our playroom into a multi-functioning classroom that will be the hub of learning. My attempts have been meager... my efforts interrupted. Why do I do this to myself?

We need a good year.

My flesh and my heart fail; But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73: 26


  1. Here's to an amazing new school year and LOTS and lots of coffee, my friend!

  2. Your mornings sound similar to mine. I hope that since this post your days have found a rhythm and your year is going better. =) I am sure that when you least expect it, you will see or hear the knowledge you have been trying to pour into your kiddos come bubbling back out. If nothing else you are teaching them perseverance and courage.