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I wish I our school shelves could look like this:
I've been sucked into those perfect packages before.
They're never perfect.
They always cost too much money.
And no matter how pretty they are, real life is, well, real life.
Our school shelves look more like this:
It's just that this has been a hard year so far, and I wish someone could take me by the hand and lead me through the decisions and work that are ahead. It's nearly time to end our undefined break and get organized.
I'm rather afraid of the responsibility.
Those beautiful curriculum packages out there feel like a hand holding mine.
We still need to complete the school year we began in the fall of 2014. We still have all of our incompleted workbooks and project lists. We still have our goals. There is no need for anything new.
But new things come with promises and a sense of newness and shiny wrappers.
I kind of need some promises, a sense of newness, and a few shiny wrappers.
So I will turn to this promise:
"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." (Proverbs 3:5-6)
I will create a sense of new by organizing a "First Day of School (Again)" day.
Maybe I'll search out some simple school supplies . . . or snacks . . . that come in shiny wrappers.
And I will reach out to the real hands waiting to take hold of mine.