Confession: No matter my education, I’m terrible at first grade.
It’s been true all year, actually. Not because the work is too difficult but because when mommy and son sat down to do homework after a long day of work and school – well we got frustrated with one another. Each night from August til March, we plowed through as best we could, and honestly, I was just getting a handle on that when BAM! Now suddenly a good chunk of our days is gonna become first grade homework alongside two very eager preKers begging “teach us too, mama!”
We started a little yesterday… just a couple worksheets each. And it went okay. We survived.
And honestly, deep down I know it’ll go okay in the end, but as we get used to a new normal with mommy as teacher, mom, and working mom… it’s gonna be a little achy for awhile.
Even if you don’t have kids and even if you do and were already their full-time teacher, this time is a little achy… isn’t it? Despite whatever our plans, God and the world has new ones for us right now.
We are being rebuilt.
“Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make any sense. What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of – throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were being made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself.” – C.S. Lewis
God is making a palace.
And God wants to live in it with you.
So know that we are all in this together even though the internal construction looks different for each of us. And let us pray for the grace of patience to let God do the work.
But really, if God could work just a little faster….