My prayer this year is for me and the boys.
I pray for peace in our hearts, in our thoughts and in our words to one another.
I pray for clarity in my words of instruction and in their comprehension of the lessons they are learning.
I pray for confidence in myself as a teacher and in their attitudes in regards to new challenges.
I pray for patience with myself and with my boys, and that they also have patience with me and with themselves and with each other, as this is all new to all of us.
I pray for the opportunity of adventure in our studies and in our travels.
I pray for the fortitude and focus to get everything accomplished that I need to each day in order to teach my children, do my work and manage our home.
I pray for guidance in knowing when to gently push and when to back off and which direction to go and how to approach different lessons and how to best teach my interesting, quirky, smart, energetic kiddos.
I pray for inspiration and insight in all challenges this year.
I pray for all the teachers and administrators and coaches who teach and guide and love and support and discipline and help to raise and shape all the dear children that they may have the tools and patience and clarity and heart to do their best.
I pray for all the boys and girls starting school that they may have open minds and focus and confidence and kind and loving hearts.
I have abiding faith in Your love and support and guiding hand, and in Your Name, I pray.
I know our year will be full of surprises and will be challenging, rewarding, exhausting, energizing, stressful, relaxing and a gillion other things, and we're ready to jump in and get started.
I know we can do this because "I can do all things through Him who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13
May you and your kids have a wonderful school year whether in homeschool or public schools or private schools. Over and out…