Can I get an amen!? No, I’m not being over dramatic (please refer to “Bye, Felicia” & “My 3rd first day of school” blog posts from last year). Seriously, read them to appreciate my happiness and deep relief!
It’s going to be a long one. Grab whatever it is you need to settle in.
Months and months ago at the Bible Study we have in town for missionary women we were all talking about the kids, school, how we were all stressed out about HOW we were going to do it all….my sweet friend, Rachael, decided we should get a missionary kids teacher. WHAT A GREAT (crazy, never going to happen) IDEA!
Fast forward a few months, one long, meeting where everyone was talking all at once, reference letters, requests for finger prints, 1 million side conversations and a very shell shocked, dear woman whose family was about to pack up and move to Mexico, later and BAM! We have a missionary teacher!!
She. Is. Amazing. She has homeschooled her three kids (two grown and a 16 year old) from the get go. Experience. Check. I’ve met two of the three kids and love, love, love them. Functional adult children. Check. Now, (the second week into school) I’ve seen this woman wrangle 8 kids from 4 years old to a Junior in high school, at one time, across multiple subjects and (at times) the same subjects like a pro. She is calm, patient, quiet…someone the very opposite of me. Check. It all equals perfection, really.
My kids love her and her family. They come home and WANT to do the homework she assigns them. What is this witchcraft?? They love her. I love her. Every missionary parent in this group loves her!
You guys, prayer works! The start of this school year has been so drastically BETTER than last that I’m counting it as a win! (Even with the looming days that promise bad attitudes and all the other normal stuff!) And every mom said, “Amen.”
Thank you so much for praying for us and for the boys!