Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine
In the very heart of your house,
Your children like olive plants
All around your table. Psalm 128:3
This past week, my husband and I were talking about what I would like to do when our kids are college age and beyond. Right now, for them to go to the school district they do, I have to work full time in that district. God’s plans have been different than mine. I thought I’d be able to get an art position, but He wants me with this special little girl as her personal instructional assistant. Last year, I taught summer school and loved the change of scenery (older kids, actually teaching, different building). I planned to do the same this summer, but mostly because I needed to renew my certification which had expired in January.
So, back to what my desire is for when I no longer need to work at the school. I said to my husband that I love being at home, taking care of him, the kids, and the house. Although our kids aren’t small, they still produce dirty laundry, make messes in the house, need help with homework, and need reminded to do everything else. Well, two days ago, I was told that my certification couldn’t be renewed with a summer school position and that I couldn’t teach summer school without certification.
It’s funny how God just gave me what I really wanted. While at the time I was upset because I do love to teach and really want to have my certification renewed, I now look at it as a quick answer from the Lord. I love to be in the heart of my house, making their favorite meals to be enjoyed around our table, and providing a home where they can come back to as their haven, their retreat. I love being a mother. Happy Mother's Day.