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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

HOME SWEET HOME

Can I just say that being home has been absolutely heavenly AND absolutely crazy at the same time? Can anyone relate? Catching up and listening to my kids share has been wonderful. I LOVE listening to my kids, being with them, laughing and being silly too. We have been doing that non-stop it seems since Sunday. Along with that we have been picking up their schedules and doing all the necessary things before school starts. Both kids are attending new schools this year(meaning moving from MidHigh to Highschool or from elementary into Junior High) so we have spent ALOT of time walking their classes making sure they have their schedules down and won't be lost on the first day! This is also the first year my son will have a locker so we "made sure" he was able to do his combination many many times. (This has seemed to be his biggest concern) It has been fun watching them get excited for the new year and seeing all of their friends and finding out if they have classes together.

Praying for what teachers they will get begins way before the next school year starts and this year the majority of the teachers are really good (thankyou LORD!). My daughter has a class with a group of kids that she is already saying "OH BOY, wonder what the Lord is going to teach me with this class." Hearing her say that made my heart fill with joy! This group of kids would not be her favorite group but she has learned over these past few years that turning away from such situations DOES NOT make them go away, they will come up somewhere else in someone else, or in some other situation, guaranteed IF you don't listen and learn to what the Lord wants you to see, to learn or to know and/or understand!

One thing we started doing a few years back is going to their schools the night before school starts and taking who-ever of their friends wants to go and allowing each one child to speak out any concerns/fears they might have regarding the schoolyear. This may be peer pressure, teachers, friendships/relationships/ purity etc. Whatever is spoken we pray against these things and cover them with Gods Word and promises asking HIM to cover and protect each one represented. We allow the Holy Spirit to bring whatever HE wants spoken to and for these kids. It has proven to be such a peace-filled thing and a foundation for the school year. Living daily for HIM and seeking HIM daily is key to making these things come to pass but knowing that a foundation has been laid has been a gift to me, and to our kids and their friends. They see their parents, and know that we earnestly care for them, and their friends and their school year, but more importantly they KNOW their Heavenly Father is with them and will walk with them each and every day. HE is there protecting them, giving them wisdom and speaking through them to other children who may or may not know HIM. It isn't just going to school to learn~ it is being a light for JESUS that really matters.

Love and blessings to all of you!

8 comments:

Gotta Have Faith

Loren

Isn't it great to just come home! That can be the best words to my tired aching body afer being away for a long period of time. Home is where you feel safe and secure around your family. I am glad that you have had a chance to catch up and start to get back to a normal shedule.

God has given you a great gift having family close to you. I also cannot believe how organized you seem to be! Going to the school before school actually starts to walk the classes with your kids. You sound like a Mom everyone would want to have! I pray that there are more Moms and wives out there just like you! I know that God has also given me one of those miracles in Kat, my wife.

Hope and pray that your kids have good teachers this next year, take care and as always...Keep The Faith!

Laurie

Loren,
Great insight. I love how you take your kids/their friends and have them share their concerns and pray over them. I will do that when my kids hit school age (one year from now my daughter will:) You are a great mom.
Love, Laurie

Beth.. One Blessed Nana

I will be praying for you children as they start school. I still remember what it was like and how moving from one school to the next can be intimidating at times.

Many many hugs to you! Glad you are home and settling back in.

Still believing God!

Heart2Heart

Loren,

WOW what a beautiful process this is! I would love to see many more parents do this with their teens and their friends before the start of the school year.

This is definitely starting your school year out right. So glad that you are home with Hubby and the kids. I can see a change in your posts and even though you are busy, you seem really at peace and happy again.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Proverbs 27:19

"This group of kids would not be her favorite group but she has learned over these past few years that turning away from such situations DOES NOT make them go away, they will come up somewhere else in someone else, or in some other situation, guaranteed IF you don't listen and learn to what the Lord wants you to see, to learn or to know and/or understand"

This comment caught my eye because my husband says something similar when I want to "run away" from a person or situation. He says, "Baby, you can not run away. When you get to where you're going, "So & So" will be there too. The name and face may change, but it's still the same person!"

He has to tell me this alot as I do not like confortation!

smooches,
Larie

RCUBEs

I can't believe another school year started today! Where did the rest of summer go? I'm glad that you're back with your family and were able to catch up with all those things you had missed while you were with your dad.

Awesome reminder that we can pray about any fears. That sets a good example to your children and their friends...

May God bless you and your wonderful family.

The Real Me!

Such big changes moving up to a new school. As for your son's fear, I would have nightmares that I couldn't open my locker in between classes. Not just once but many many times this would happen so it's a legit concern LOL.
Praying over EVERYTHING is so key and it looks like you have that under control.
Big hugs to you my sweet friend.
Kim
Oh BTW who's Lori? You called me Lori in your comment on my blog yesterday! LOL
Love you!

christy rose

Loren, I am glad you are home safe and sound. I am sure you and your family are too. School is starting for us this next week too. Let's pray for each other's kids as they venture out into the world, out of our physical grasp. Thank God though they are not out of His,
Have a great week,
Christy

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