Today, I am pushing aside the business tips to share a little of my heart. If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I enrolled my boys in school for their senior year! When I say "my senior boys", I am referring to Reed (my biological son), Charlie (He has live with us for a year and a half and we now have custody of him), and Jackson (He lived with us for about a year at one time so I will always claim him as one of mine.). I have cried for 2 days and I DON'T do tears. LOL! It is a little harder than it probably should be but, the school Reed has gone to since he was 3 years old closed their doors. Their senior year will be spent at a new school. I am excited and nervous and apprehensive all at the same time. I struggled with the decision. I mean REALLY struggled! I begged God to send me an email or a letter in the mail with specific instructions. LOL! I would take them to any school at any price if I knew it was where He wanted them to be. Friends, I just didn't know the answer. All of the boys (including Hunter - my 9th grader), voted on where they wanted to go. I still wasn't convinced but ultimately let them decide. Just typing that makes me scratch my head. I am one tough mama and the idea of letting them decide is somewhat of a foreign concept. Mom and Dad know best is my motto. BUT, the decision had to be made and I felt clueless. SO y'all I am walking in faith and not by sight. Trusting God is going to protect my boys and be right in the middle of their senior year.
I added it up and I have 50 weeks left. Fifty weeks until they graduate. Have I taught them everything I want them to know? I'm not sure. But, I decided in these next 350 days I want to teach them, remind them, inspire them with 50 things I want them to know before they leave high school....some spiritual, some practical. On week 1 of 50, I pray they learned from my actions that we don't always know the answer but we must trust that God is in control. We walk by faith not by sight. I am believing that no matter where they go to school God is control.
Our life is lived by faith. We do not live by what we see in front of us. - 2 Corinthians 5:7 (NLV)
[Commit your works to the Lord [submit and trust them to Him],
And your plans will succeed [if you respond to His will and guidance]. - Proverbs 16:3 (AMP)
I am certain the enemy would have me believe that statistics show that a child's character is established by a certain age and it is too late to try and teach 17 years olds anything. I would have the enemy know that he can take those statistics and shove 'em! I serve a God that created stars and the solar system and healed the sick. I'm pretty positive He can help me instill some truths to some teenage boys.
Mamas, what do you think? What are some truths you want your babies to know before they leave your house?