Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Until I had D 14 yrs ago I did not know what I wanted to be when I grew up. So at 34 I finally had figured it out, a MOM. Being a mom has been so much more then I had ever expected. And now with the 4 kids, varying age groups, different activities, different stages in life for them and me, I have narrowed my mom-ing down to what I feel I do best for them, with them, with other kids and with myself... I teach. Not only do I home school my kids, I also teach the youth Sunday School class and the youth Wednesday night class...some kids are in both, some just one or the other. Now teaching my own kids is much more of a challenge just due to family dynamics, we still have the same parent/child conflicts everyone else does. It's a lot of work with the 3 levels and not a lot of rewards usually. But then the times when something you've been working on with a child just clicks and their delight is priceless.. they GET it! It is amazing to see. Then you have the teenager who "forgets" what he is supposed to do...oh yeah, that goes over real well with me! Needless to say, my oldest and I but, or butt, heads alot!! And one of my greatest pleasures is teaching our church youth group. This comes to me so easily. I can get my book out, look for 5 mins and have planned exactly what I want to do. It just invigorates me. I feel that all of us have Spiritual Gifts that God has given us. Took me a LONG time to find mine, but I have, a mom who teaches. Have you discovered yours yet??