Tuesday, June 23, 2009

learning


One of the true blessings of keeping our kids at home is the relationships they are forming with each other. Some days it doesn't feel very blessed at all but they are learning. Learning to love and forgive, to tolerate and to let go, to work it out and to walk away, to share and to set boundaries. These are lifelong lessons and when you are so different from one another it can be hard and long ( I'm still learning).
Sometimes I get discouraged by the bickering and then I will hear it...laughter joined by more laughter and some more and I lift my gaze and see them, all getting along, co=operating and enjoying it.
I breathe out and give thanks for this moment.
It is so worth it.

4 comments:

Homeschoolmum4Christ said...

I have an award waiting for you at my blog. :)

So true - it is inevitable that when people are so close all the time that there will be some bickering. I think it's called sibling rivalry.
Blessings,
Jillian
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Lori said...

it is such a wonderful thing .. sometimes i think about if they were in regular school and didn't spend this time together and couldn't be so close.

Jeanne said...

This is so true, they learn so much every day. It's not all about academics, is it.

Alas, I'm still learning too.

Jeanne

PS It is great to find your blog! I'm looking forward ro getting to know you all.

Skye said...

Thankyou Ladies for saying hi!.
This is one of the aspects of having my kids at home that can be the hardest and yet also the most rewarding as we have some very strong wills and fiestiness under this roof and I'm the introvert.