Plans

The Night Before School

Here in Houston, School starts back up tomorrow, August 22. I know I should be running around my house in circles gathering everything up that my boys will need, yet I find myself sitting here looking through pictures reminiscing of when my boys were just babies. How does time fly by so quickly? How is it that Alex  is already going into 5th grade and Naelen-Joel  is going into 1st? It just seems like they shouldn’t be this grown already. I told my husband I’ve felt like i’ve been on the verge of tears all day long. HA!

I have been going through tons of questions in my mind for days on end now. Asking myself things like  ” Are they ready?, Have I done everything possible on my end? Have I taught them to be kind and loving to everyone they come in contact with? Have I taught them what it’s like to always be the light, to be leaders and not followers?” Oh they just keep racing through. It’s so easy as a mom to get caught up in worry and fear. We live in such a crazy world and all I want to do is protect my sweet babies (not so much babies any more).  So right now, i’m putting them in God’s hand. I know he’ll keep them and guide them through another school year.

I pray that God will protect each and every child starting school tomorrow. I pray that he will give them a passion to learn. That they will walk in wisdom and always stand for what is right. I pray they each child will walk in favor with their teachers and friends. I pray that every student including my own, will speak life over each other and be rooted in God’s love. I pray complete peace over the entire school year. And that each child will grow and enjoy this year the most!

Parents, my pastor said somethings today that I’m taking to heart, “Greatest gifts to give you children are Words of Affirmation”. Tell them they are doing great, that they are going to do great things and that you are proud of them! It will change their direction! As long as i’m alive I will continually to speak blessings and life over my children.

Have a great night everyone!

 

Blessings,

Lexi O.

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Homeschool Adventure!

imageSO HERE WE GOOOOO!!! I officially withdrew Alex from school! EEEEKKKK! Huge step for me! I know i’ve been contemplating Homeschooling and we waited since we got pregnant with Ellie last year, but now I think it’s time! Alex will be starting 3rd grade, Naelen-Joel will be starting Kindergarten. I’ve bought all our curriculum and we are ready to start. I can’t help but to feel excited and nervous at the same time! It is definitely going to take some time to get used to our new routine but I know I’m not going to regret a single moment. I’m going to be documenting our whole first year, so be on the look out! Send us a prayer as we embark on this amazing new journey!

Rough Patch Season

So, have you ever been at a point in your life where you just don’t know where you are going or what’s in store for you?! I think most people come to that a couple times in life. I think I’m there right now. I’m stuck wondering what Gods plans for me are, and just trying to find the other part of me. The obvious part of me is that I’m a stay at home mom and wife to 2 amazing little boys and a great man! Yes I’m a little out numbered by testosterone but I’m loving everyday with these 3 special guys! I love all these things about my life, but often find myself wondering if what I am doing is enough or should I say Good enough…. I’ve had this dream since I was probably 7 years old of wanting to become a doctor. First thing people say to me when I tell them that is, wow that’s awesome but that’s a ton of school. Of course they are right, it’s about 15 years give or take of pure in the books school. Needless to say, I’ve been quite the procrastinator when it’s come to my school. I’ve actually been a big procrastinator on a lot of things, from important things to little miscellaneous things. No doubt that procrastination is an ugly habit. But this morning as I took my 5 year old to school, I heard a song that reminded me some great things that God has been trying to show me for awhile. God has a plan! Here are the lyrics to that song, maybe it will help people who are going through a little rough patch in trying to figure out what God has in store for them. 🙂

Maybe tomorrow I’ll start over
Maybe tomorrow I will finally change my ways
Said the same thing yesterday
Don’t know why I’m so afraid
To let You in, to let You win
To let You have all of me

I can’t live my whole life wasting
All the grace that I know You’ve given
‘Cause You made me for so much more than
Sitting on the sidelines

I don’t wanna look back and wonder
If good enough could have been better
Every day’s a day that’s borrowed
So why am I waiting for tomorrow?
Why am I waiting for tomorrow?

Maybe today I’ll start believing, yeah
That Your mercy really is as real as You say it is
It doesn’t matter who I used to be
It only matters that I’ve been set free
You rescued me, You’re changing me
Jesus, take everything, yeah

I can’t live my whole life wasting
All the grace that I know You’ve given
‘Cause You made me for so much more than
Sitting on the sidelines

I don’t wanna look back and wonder
If good enough could have been better
Every day’s a day that’s borrowed
So why am I waiting for tomorrow?

Oh, I’m making this my moment now
To grab the hand that’s reaching down
To save me, oh, You save me

And I’m making this my moment now
To grab the hand that’s reaching down
To save me, oh, You save me

I can’t live my whole life wasting
All the grace that I know You’ve given
‘Cause You made me for so much more than
Sitting on the sidelines

I don’t wanna look back and wonder
If good enough could have been better
Every day’s a day that’s borrowed
So why am I waiting for tomorrow?
Why am I waiting for tomorrow?

I’m gonna grab the hand that’s reaching down
And I’m not gonna wait until tomorrow
Oh, tomorrow

Some pretty awesome lyrics huh? I have to trust in God that his timing is better than mine! He put desires and passions in my heart for a reason and God is the only person that knows when it will be time for me to get to where I’m supposed to be. The season I’m in right now may not be where I want to be, but it’s where God wants me to be to teach me things that will help me later for when I arrive at the destination he wants me to get to! All I can do is take the small steps through the doors that God has opened for me!

With that being said I leave you with this verse to Remus everyone he does have great plans for each and everyone of us!

For I know the plans I have for you, ” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
-Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

 

-Lexi O.

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