I love back to school shopping... all the pencils, pens, paper, binders and markers. It makes me want to go back to grade 2, growing bean plants in the classroom, and smelling fresh new erasers, earning star stickers for good work, and finding twinkies in my lunch pail... all I needed to be happy.
As a mom, I love to live vicariously through my children as they head off to school with fresh excitement and spiderman backpacks. Sometimes I wish I could earn star stickers for the housework I do and the lunches I pack. I'd love to have a "teacher" giving me A+'s for all the heartwork I pour into my children daily. But I know my reward will come.
Take heart ladies, our reward is in heaven... waiting for us, prepared for us by the ultimate Teacher, our gracious Master. The Lord sees the work of raising children as a good deed (1 Timothy 5:10), and a gentle and quiet spirit of great worth in His sight (1 Peter 3:4). So even when it feels like May and we are dying for vacation time to come... remember that you are precious in God's eyes and He is gently leading you. Isaiah 40:11 says He gently leads those that have young. What an awesome and comforting promise!
What is your favourite part of back to school time? I pray it goes well for all of you sisters!