Classic Re-Post: Just Live Your Life With Your Kids

It's Monday, and today we find out whether or not our sweet girl will have to undergo another surgery to remove deep pockets of infection.  An email from a friend reminded me recently of this post, originally posted after our daughter's accident.  It remains apropos.

Originally posted January 1, 2009

I’ve done a lot of thinking these past few weeks I haven’t been blogging.  My husband and I have been mulling many things over, including our parenting, our children, and our family life.

We’ve been homeschooling for 12 years now, and we’ve seen many things come and go.  We’ve jumped on a few bandwagons ourselves, some to our detriment, others to our benefit.  Here’s the thing:  there is no one right method of parenting/homeschooling/churching for every family. Some of us get so caught up in a system, an ideology, or a paradigm that we can’t just live life.

Ever since Mighty Joe battled fiercely for his seven-week-old life, my whole entire perspective has changed.  I feel ill-equipped to give anyone advice.  Some of you have emailed me over the break asking for my opinion or wisdom and you know it took me weeks to reply.  I just don’t feel worthy of that position.  You’re free to continue emailing me, but do so with the understanding that I don’t have all the answers.  Actually, I only have one: love God.

And live your life!  Boldly!  With great joy!  Passionately!

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