Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A Glimpse of My Heart {Currently}

Those of you who really know me, know that I can tend to be impulsive. I love ideas. I despise details. I am the one who gets distracted by deciding to clean out a toybox, bedroom, or basement in a moment's notice. I am the one who has a great idea for a party that never comes together. I am the one with a list that is never finished. With a project forgotten. To be truthful, I hate this about myself. This has got me thinking: There are three things that I have actually been consistent about in the past 5 years: my faith, homeschooling, and building our independent consultant business. I have been excited, even passionate about many things that have gone by the wayside, yet these 3 remained. I have been wondering why. Here are my thoughts on each... My faith is the cornerstone of who I am. With my faith comes a deep desire to learn more, teach others, and serve with a thankful heart. I have been changed, plain and simple. I am not who I was, but am now fully who I was intended to be! My faith is not impulsive, or a spontaneous emotion, but rather the core of my very being. It is who I am. Homeschooling started for us as a necessity of sorts. We could not afford the Christian school we wanted our children to attend and knew that there had to be another option. We currently homeschool using public school curriculum. It has become a way of life for us. My husband commented today that we are schooling 24-7, 365 and he is right. We feel called to bless our kids in this way. We respect our friends who have chosen other options, but as for me and my house, this feels right. It is who We are. Our home based business has provided us flexibility, income, and the blessing of inviting others into our circle through our team. Through our business we have been able to pray with others and do life together. We have celebrated, mourned, applauded, and cried with people. It has brought us joy and we have laughed harder in the past 2 years than we ever have! We have met some amazing people, traveled to some awesome places, blessed others financially, and met our own financial goals. It is who We want to be known for. I think that my past impulsiveness has been because I never fully knew who/what I wanted to be when I "grew up." Now, I do... I am a woman of great faith. We are a homeschooling family. We are business owners. And in these 3: We are lovers of life... Lovers of adventure... Lovers of people... And lovers of the God who created this time for us to simply be. And, guess what? I am content.