I was in my mid 20’s before I learned the terms sexual abuse, incest, and many more associated terms. For years, I focused on who I wanted to be and do instead of sexual abuse statistics. I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to focus on what I wanted out of life instead of what I experienced. When I did focus on labels and what else made me different from others, I had a foundation to return back to and the seeds of life-giving fruit.
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We are making our way through our second book, and the first of #2021, The Power of Positive Thinking, in our Homeschooling program. I am loving the opportunity to add character-building principles and help our children see that their life has a purpose. I feel so blessed to hear their insights and to witness their reading progression.
Neither children have yet to complain about the book, such as it not being a “children’s book” or how they don’t know some of the words. We encourage their growth in learning new words by saying “sound it out” and giving them a little time to do so. We praise them for trying and successfully pronouncing words.
I chose to not limit their growth or put them in a tight-fitting box. I pay attention to their cues and my intuition and adjust their studies accordingly. I often pray that I am making the most of our homeschooling opportunity.
I have some great authors and books lined up for us, and I look forward to confirming, learning, and readjusting my foundation with them. I feel like I am not successful if my children are not successful.
Today was also another opportunity to go with the flow. Today, I was trying to find a video about Harriet Tubman, and Cayla saw an animated movie about her. I was hesitant to show it because it was 27 minutes, but Cayla and Cam watched the video as if it was an FGteev program.
Although sometimes I feel stretched in multiple places, I feel that we are all growing.
It is so easy to get so caught up in our goals and beat ourselves with anxiety and self-doubt when we are not progressing as we like. I am totally guilty of putting too much pressure on myself when I do not meet my goals.
Thankfully, I realized that accumulated stress takes us farther from our goal especially if it leads to sickness and from our True self. For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self-discipline (2 Timothy 1:7).
I have also realized the importance of trusting myself and life. There is a place and time for everything.
Mental reconstruction is necessary if you are fearful, stagnate, and having physical symptoms. Restore yourself to your rightful self.