Saturday, August 22, 2009

The Course

“Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

For my homeschooling friends:

May you have the courage to follow course you have decided upon and see it through to the end.

May you have the joy of making, out of your days, something that was not.

May you have the resolve to believe that your vision is possible, regardless of discouragements and naysayers.

May you have the blessing of God over your home, your little universe, that works all things together for good.

May you know the fellowship that comes to those who have struggled and learned together.

May you enjoy the fruits of your labor.

May you delight in the small things of the earth, the little feet that patter through your kitchen, the faces that greet you at breakfast, the birds on your windowsill, the sun setting behind your trees.

May you have joy, joy that overflows and fills up your eyes.

This is a journey worth taking, worth seeing to the end. You are giving your loved ones something that will be a shelter against the world. You will not understand what you did until its long been over.

So be strong in the only way you know how. Go forth against the fear, against the doubt, against the certainty that you are not enough for this. Grace will meet you on the way, and lift you up, and carry you, and carry your children, into the vision that was given to you.

All things are a gift, even this.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for that blessing. Beautiful words.


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