Ecclesiastes 3:11, “He has made everything beautiful in its time.”
Depending on which side of the luscious, beautiful green grass you stand will bend your view point one way or another.
For the homeschooling family that is knee deep in lovely vibrant green grass that is swaying in the wind it may cause the inability to see your feet that is planted on the ground within something beautiful.
Just imagine if you will that as you know your feet are planted firmly on the supporting, securing ground and you are donning the most beautiful and expensive pair of shoes that your mind can imagine you just can’t see them simply because of …………the *grass.*
The *grass* of:
*I don’t want to do homeschool today
*students dreaming throughout the day and NOT getting work done
*spending three hours on one page of math
*the house is a mess and you are in the middle of it trying to homeschool
*having explained something ten times and still the student isn’t getting it
*homeschooling ten children who each are different educational grade levels
*learning challenges that just is making the schooling process easy
*constantly wondering if you are doing enough, doing it well, doing it better than someone else, doing it satisfactorily
*……..you fill in the blank.
Having homeschooled for 15 years and even considering stopping along the way it has indeed been difficult to see the *beautiful shoes* of homeschooling because of all the……. the *grass.*
But guess what…..?
As time goes on, days of homeschooling is completed, tests are corrected, subject after subject is mastered, maturing students blossom forth…….
There eventually you may get a glimpse of these *beautiful and pricey shoes that you are wearing.*
It is as though those unique little hidden feet coverings were there all along being enjoyed by you but you just couldn’t see them because things were in the way. “The grass” of homeschooling.
Over my homeschooling career I have found this to be true.
You just don’t or can’t see the beauty until ……………..
The master piece of homeschooling is just about done or complete.
It’s those moments that you see the beauty of homeschooling and you realize why you decided to go down the homeschooling journey.
It’s that beauty that appears in it’s own time that causes you to continue to press on down the *grassy laden* path of home educating.
You see, the video below spoke to me on so many levels regarding my unknowing and unassuming path of homeschooling that I thought I’d share the video.
When you are dead…smack dab in the middle of instructing your children all the day long you can’t see the *beauty*………… the *beautiful shoes.*
Mainly because you are so busy getting it done.
But all of a sudden…………..wouldn’t you know it Beauty appears. In all it’s splendor and brilliance. 🙂
As I was entertained by the gentleman of this video initially it looked just like nothing special was happening. But then once he consistently and persistently kept working on his master piece…………..then beauty came.
What happens is that after you have *completed your work at hand* you sit back and inspect everything, you are then BLOWN AWAY.
Blown away at what came out of your uncertain efforts.
*students who finally *get it*
*students who go on to have a character that is noteworthy of Christ
*students who go on to be a vital part of our community and society
*students who go on to college and continue their studies
*students who return and call you blessed for investing in the beauty that came from your efforts
*students who they themselves decide to perpetuate the life of *living in knee deep grass.*
For me the Scripture came to mind from Ecclesiastes 3:11.
When we least expect it……there it is. Beauty. Breath taking beauty!
However, sooner than we will imagine we will be able to see the beauty beyond the grass.
We will sit back in aw, contemplate and reminiscence on how things were once but how things are now.
We will enjoy the beauty that God allowed to spring forth and encourage our hearts onwards to the task at hand.
If you can’t *see* the beautiful shoes you are wearing then *imagine* them. Because soon your *faith* will be made *sight.*
Beauty will spring forth in it’s own time.
Angela Perry, UCHU Director