March 15, 2012

Got Joy?

This afternoon I'm thinking about this: 
We start school again on Monday.  As I reviewed what we would be doing, (feeling thankful that I had a few extra weeks planned that we didn't get to before Katherine was born) I thought to myself, It is such a pleasure to teach our children.

Then that led to this thought: Pursue that calling with joy ... even the repetitive or difficult parts.

My life is not always far too infrequently marked by joy, but it could be.  What a gift that would be to my children, to my husband, and what a blessing it would be to my Heavenly Father who's given me every reason to be full of joy.

The LORD has done great things for us,
and we are filled with JOY.
Psalm 126:3

A few great things the Lord has done for me that are on my mind today:
  • used circumstances to get me homeschooling when I never would have otherwise
  • sustained our marriage for almost 10 years
  • given me great in-laws who watch my kids so I can have time to myself (like today!)
  • opened my heart up to the gospel, giving me the opportunity to experience real joy

What's on your list?

1 comment:

  1. Hi honey!

    Not only is it great to teach your kids....whether for school or to teach them all the things they need to learn in general--it is even better when they grow up and you realize they actually got it, caught it, and are giving it to their kids!

    That's joy!