Matters of Motherhood...
I have not been a mother for very long. Little over nine years now...as counted from the time I was actually blessed with the gift of motherhood. :0) That would be 37 weeks prior to the birth of my eldest.
This little blog began as mostly a way to communicate with family that lived far away and to serve as a bit of a journal. It has changed over time and is now very much a journal for my children.
I often think of things, typically small things really, that I might have done differently as I watch my girls go through their days. My children are young and we work daily at creating good habits with cheerful hearts as well as lacing the hours with God's word.
After talking with a lot of other mommas, I believe our days are just like other homeschooling families. Some days we travel through our days with a clear forward momentum. Everyone is working together, things are getting done, small character training opportunities are found all day long, school is done, meals are cooked and cleaned, chores are accomplished, little ones learn as we go.
THEN...we have days where we seem to be either taking constant steps backwards... Well, truthfully, they feel more like taking a step backwards and then falling firmly on your back. :0/ Those days where we struggle to get everyone dressed and ready within an hour because there are constant "character training opportunities". :) That phrase sounded better in the paragraph above! Days where we seem to go from one part of our day to the next leaving huge messes behind and where we have one crisis after the next.
And such is life...
We all have good days and rough days. There are mountaintops and valleys for all of us.
My children are young and I believe that training of their habits and their hearts is paramount. I have, over the years now, begun to look at child training a bit like whittling. Whittling is a slow process. My hand holds the knife to carve but mother and father must humbly seek the Lord to guide the direction of the strokes.
Now with four children in our home, I see even more areas of their hearts that need a finer and more careful strokes.
I see little things and big things that need to be changed and refined. Hindsight is often 20/20. I cannot go back and change but I can redirect our paths as I learn more and continue to lean upon the Lord.
Perhaps the Lord will see fit that I might see my grandchildren grow into adults...perhaps not... Even if I am granted that earthly privilege, I would never be able to recall the details of the days. And so, that has become the primary purpose of this little blog...
...to be a journal of my learning and growing as a wife and mother...
....so that my daughters might live and learn from my journey....
So, on Mondays, I shall purpose to make record of specific matters of motherhood.
You are welcome to join me if you like...
posted by Mrs. Klause
April 19, 2010