I am sure she felt surprised, as I was not certain if, or how, I should commemorate this fact, or even if I might not wait all day for one more visitor and have her arrive tomorrow. So I hadn’t announced or warned anyone about it.
However, as the morning progressed I felt more sure, and DID manage to catch that tiny click that started it all.
Since Cristina is a home-educating mom, I asked her if there were anything she might like to write for us, here. Her answer?
“What don’t I like to write about!”
Without further introduction, here is her fine essay:
The Pathway Home
When we first delved into the fascinating world of marriage, I soaked up every book I could get my hands on. I read about how relationships ought to work, how I could do this better and that better, and what was best for our children.
It didn’t take me long to realize I was getting overwhelmed. Whose advice should I take? Did I need to use this method of education or that? What type of routine did I need to be on?
The Lord very clearly spoke to me with this important thought, “You only need to follow Me.” I didn’t need to worry about what other people were doing. I only needed to focus on the path He was setting before us and then follow it.
For us, our path led home.
In our home, we homeschool. Keeping our children at home isn’t about being scared of public school, it is about the building of our relationships and keeping our family centered.
In our home we cook. It isn’t just about eating healthier, it is about creating memories and bonds that will remind our children of where they came from.
In our home we work. My husband is self-employed and is here as often as possible. It is frequently challenging, but the rewards of being together are worth it. Our children will always remember their pop being around.
In our home we disciple. The morals of our children should first and foremost come from us. We are responsible for teaching our children about God, not someone else. The training of our children needs to start with us.
The center of all we do revolves around our home and the center of our home revolves around our saving faith in God.
Our home may not look like anyone else’s, but it shouldn’t. Our home may not be someone else’s ideal, but it is God’s ideal for us.
Our home may not be perfect, but it’s ours and after all . . . Home’s Cool!
Thanks, Cristina, for these encouraging words! I know they will find ready hearts among readers.
Everyone go visit her site and thank her for this great post! 🙂