Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Joy of Teaching

Last year at this time we were consumed by language learning.  Ms. Sojourner and Middle Sojourner were in their first un-homeschooled year.  Life was really different.  (That doesn't even include all the geographical and cultural differences we were experiencing!)  It has been a hard year, but God has been faithful and He has continued to work in our lives. 

I went from being a stay-at-home homeschool Mom to a full-time language student, full-time NGO worker, with no more homeschooling.  Some days I wish things could be like they once were.  Sometimes I long for my old life.  Every once in a while I desire the solid purpose my life had at that time.

This summer I scaled down my language and work hours so that I could enjoy more time with my kids while they were on break.  I am so glad I did.  It was a refreshing time for me.  As the summer came to an end (as I shared last week) I was dreading it.  I wanted my old "job" as a wife, mom, and homeschool teacher back!  I knew that this was not possible in this season of our lives.  I laid it at His feet.

The past few days He has blessed me.  He knows the desires of my heart.

My Little Sojourner is eager to learn.  She wants to "go to school" like her big sisters.

Every morning I have woken up to the sweet voice of my Little Sojourner, "Will you be my teacher again?  What will I learn today?"  Precious to my heart. 


*Linking up with Emily at Chatting at the Sky for Tuesdays Unwrapped.


  1. God gives the very best gifts! and your little, oh her smile is a gift all its own :)

  2. So beautifully sweet! Thanks for making me smile today. :)

  3. So sweet! You have a precious family!!

  4. Aww... she is so sweet! I love that she is so eager to learn! :)

  5. God knows our deepest desires. He has sent you a love letter. She is precious!

  6. That is awesome! I am thrilled for you both.

  7. He does know our deepest desires. God is so good.


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