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A lifestyle, creative B L O G G E R, living out her adventure of what a “day with mo” looks like. I am kept, a mom, a nonprofit junkie, entrepreneur, podcaster & speaker. I travel the world with the best of friends and I really enjoy taking pictures.
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“As a servant leader all my life practically, you’re taught how important it is to serve. You’re encouraged to give more than just the load you carry in your home as a wife, mother, teacher, nurse, housekeeper, cook, money manager, therapist, tutor, mentor, referee, Uber, and throw in vet on a occasion and professional pooper scooper. Outside of all this and much, much more on a daily basis, you’re STILL taught to give unconditionally. “Give unto the Lord.” Give, serve and be happy in the process because the Lord is pleased with a cheerful giver and when you work sister, BE SURE to work as though you’re working unto the Lord because it’s not about you.”
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Everyday there is this beautiful neurogenesis experience that happens when our bodies lay to sleep at night and the Earth so gracefully carries us into a new day. Like a mother or even like heaven. It’s just beautiful to imagine! At least to me it is. When this neurogenesis happens for me, there is power in the wake of my eyes and I feel it. It’s holy. It is literally a new day! We all know the meme’s, right? “If you’re reading this, you have already survived your hardest day.” Something like that, I can’t even quote. And the Bible verses that promise joy in the morning and closeness to the brokenhearted, we all know these and they speak truth. Because it IS truth. Whether or not we welcome the new day with such reverence, it doesn’t matter. It still happens. But what happens when we don’t feel any of these happy happenings, right? I have discovered that this void is indication we are on quest for more.
I didn’t pull my kids out of traditional school without first asking them how and what they felt. I have etched in my brain that exact moment when my first born said, “mom, whatever you think is best, that’s what I’ll do.” (Get back in there, tear!)
Why did that mean so much? Because I didn’t know what I was doing but what I did know was that he’d be trading school friends, traditional events like prom, homecoming, a full on high school experience, and the one that still gets me, his heart as a teenage boy: sports. I presented my tug from the Lord Himself, (clearly it HAD to come from Him and not my inadequate self to homeschool) to Zech and he accepted. Full trust, just a easy “whatever you want, mom.”
I don’t think I can fully articulate what my forced pause did for me, but I will say… it’s been kind of everything. I just stopped. I stopped juggling the 15 thousand spinning- at the same time, dishes. I stopped the intrusive, volatile chatter in my head. I stopped showing up. I stopped fighting. I am almost positive, this was the first time I allowed my self to go thru the process; the process of “fill in the blank.”
I guess it’s safe to say, 2020 knocked us right off our square. But did it though? It was a year of pausing and reflecting and for many of us, a breath of fresh air. Almost, literally. For many others, 2020 resulted in incredible loss and heartache. Year 2020 shaped itself out really to be whatever we made it to be, even if that included loss. For me, it included the road to homeschool.
I started Homeschooling this past year. I can’t say the decision to homeschool was hard, homeschooling in general is just plain hard. But! That’s me; it’s my story. I have three kids in grades HS, Jr. High & elementary. I am relearning to teach and then scouting tutors for the subjects I refuse to learn again. Although, I find myself leaning fully on God for direction on the daily, I must say that with the challenges have come many, many rewards.
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We all face these frustrating times and now also think with the world in the state it’s in, it somehow adds to our frustrations, our life interruptions and our messes. When in actuality, if you let it, it can be the complete opposite. A chance for rest, for breathing, for catching up, for shabbating. Yes, rest.