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Not Much Productive Going On Around Here

I am in the very sluggish days of recovering from surgery.  Things are taking longer than I had hoped or expected.  The normal routines of life are much missed and are taking long to come back.

We are getting a minimal amount of school work done here, and the kids are learning how to do chores very well.  Perhaps I should call that home ec and at least pretend we are productive.

Today they went to play with some other homeschooling friends, and I had most of the day to myself.  I puttered around, resisted doing much of the laundry that I am not supposed to lift, took a good walk, and completed some Old Testament Bible study I've wanted to have time for.  I also made my Christmas/holiday lists.  I'm not sure list-making counts as being productive, but at least I feel like I accomplished something.

I'm learning things about life and about myself- as I'm sure anyone does who goes through a major surgery or illness.  I've learned how wonderful it is to have friends, family, and church family who pray for me and tell me they are praying for me.  It is an amazing thing that we have this privilege as the body of Christ!  I'm learning that I am not in control of everything, and maybe it is okay.  This is still a very hard concept for me.  I like control.  I've learned that it is a good thing for kids to do chores and know how a house runs.  Not only does it give them a sense of accomplishment and responsibility, but it helps them to appreciate what I do on a normal basis and makes them more grateful.  I have a new appreciation of homeschooling because of the flexibility it gives our family in times like this.

I'm chomping at the bit to feel better and be productive again, but I am trying to rest and know that God is healing me in His time and has His hand on our family.  And to know that it is okay to not be productive sometimes.

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