The night before school starts…
And all through the house,
Not a child was happy;
Just frowning and pouts.
The papers weren’t sorted.
Unfinished were plans.
Homeschool teacher wasn’t ready.
She was wringing her hands.
Her desk was all filthy.
Co-op dues were not paid.
She was missing a math book,
And still old papers to grade.
Pile upon pile ~
Of things to complete…
Clutter to tackle ~
And people to meet.
It seemed if this school year
Was to succeed not.
And that’s when it hit her ~
She then had a thought…
Maybe I’ll start off the first day tomorrow;
After a back-to-school breakfast to share,
With smiles and discussion of goals for the school year –
But FIRST, a wholehearted back-to-school PRAYER.
~ by Sprittibee
I’m off on a wing and a prayer tomorrow… and I’m quite certain that is all I will need to start this year off well. There’s time to tackle the “rest” later. I hope your school year starts well. All you need is HIM.
“When we started homeschooling, I felt as if I tucked a child under each arm and jumped off a cliff. Imagine my surprise to discover we had wings!” ~ Maura Seger
“Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.” ~ Proverbs 19:21
This is what the LORD says— your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go.” ~ Isaiah 48:17
“In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps.” ~ Proverbs 16:9