Do you ever get that deep down, almost in the marrow of your bones, feeling of dread? I mean dread so real that you are all but certain that others around you can see it flashing neon sign style right across the center of your forehead. This dread always seems to creep into my psyche pretty strongly as Christmas break dwindles away. It encompasses my thoughts as that Monday of all Mondays, you know the first day back to the routine, is looming large and mocking the serenity of restful days. I begin to mourn the ending of the anticipation of the holidays, cozy days spent at home just having fun, and to be quite honest, school free days. As a huge fan of football, I tend to think of this midway point of our school year as halftime in the big game. Halftime is as crucial to the game as each of the four quarters. It is a time for rest which is sorely needed after devoting a good four or five months to our children’s education. It is a time to recharge our batteries and rejuvenate our excitement for this homeschooling journey we fell so madly in love with in the beginning. Sometimes we just need to give ourselves a good pep talk as motivation to keep on keeping on. It is a time to reflect on what we have accomplished so far and analyze our strengths and weaknesses. So many times in the game, halftime adjustments make the difference between failure and success. It is probably most importantly a time to look ahead with the vision of a seasoned quarterback and see the entire field of possibilities for the remainder of our school year. If we can just remember the reason we chose this lifestyle, then that dread is quickly overshadowed by the joys and blessings that are afforded to our family via homeschooling. My prayer for my family and yours is that we never lose sight of the ultimate prize, and that God will continue to bless us all.
“I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” Phil. 3:14
Happy half time!!!!!!!!!!!!