Welcome back to another week of blogging through the alphabet! I am so glad that you have joined Annette and I again! I look forward to reading what you have to share with us! So, without further ado, here is my post on the Letter F…
Faith, Family and Friends
When it comes to homeschooling, there are a few things that are just as important as the choice in curriculum. I have learned how important these three things are this last month. For the letter F, I want to share with you about Faith, Family and Friends.
I could not go through the homeschool day, heck any day, without my faith! My faith is what makes it possible to know that I can through the crazy, stressful days. Every night we say a family prayer, thanking God for the fact that we have full tummys, a roof over our head and clothes to wear. I am reminded often of the verse from Matthew 6:26 "Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?" This is my verse. This is what I live by. I might have a tough time some days, but when I look out my window at the bird feeder and see the plump birds eating each day, I know that there is a plan for me and my family, I know that we will be taken care of! That is faith!
Oh family! I love my family. All the crazy cousins, each and every one! But what I love most is the support I get from my family. Never, not once, since my first day of homeschooling, has any of my immediate family questioned me in my choices. They supported me. When it comes to homeschooling, especially during hard times, the support of family is appreciated! These last few weeks, my mom has played a big role in the helping around our house. She has been there for us when I needed to be away, and now with follow up appointments, she is the one who is helping again. This means that gaga is the substitute teacher! She makes sure things get done, but also allows the kids to have fun.
Not only that, while it is a big thing with homeschooling, our whole extended family has stepped out to help us when we need it. Family is always there for you. They help in whatever ways they can. Whether it is helping around the house, or helping with other things, they help. Straight from daddy's favorite movie, Lilo and Stitch, "Ohana means family. Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten." This is what family is for us!
I love my friends, those in real life and those who I have met on social media. Yes, I mention those on social media. Why? Because, I have found some great friends through social media, those who are there when I need them and support the choices that I make. While I have not met them, they mean just as much to me as the real life friends that I have known. You are one of them! You come here and follow my blog, you know my family, and you pray for us. That makes you a friend of mine!
Friends are just as important as family, they make me stronger by their support of what I am doing. They lend a listening ear when I need it and help me through the tough times by just being there for me. They are my happiness when I just don't know what to do next!
Now comes the fun part! What did you write about this week? What does the letter F mean for you? Share your post below!
Rules for linking up:
1. Your post must be family friendly
2. Your post must relate to the letter of the week, specifically focusing on the letter.
3. Your post must include a link back to either myself or Annette at A Net In Time. Heck, we even have fun little buttons you can grab right here:
4. Please, please, please share the love! Visit a few of the other posts, share or comment on them. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you!
If you do not follow these rules, we have the right to remove your link from the link up. We want this to be fun for everyone!