I am so thankful today, I almost feel like doing a Happy Dance! Don’t worry, I won’t but I was pretty close to doing it!
We are on day two of school and things have gone so well! I’m praising the Lord that I have maintained a good attitude and so has Riley. Those things that stressed Riley out last year and were made into battles between the two of us (Math and handwriting) have been really quite easy. When he started to get stressed out yesterday about handwriting, we worked through it, and he said he actually enjoyed it!? The good Lord has kept His hand on both of us over the last two days and it has been such a blessing to feel His presence as we were doing school.
Of course I realize that especially in Math that all of it has been review and it will not always stay easy. But for Riley to have such a great attitude right here at the beginning has to be good. I’m hoping that he’s realizing how much a person’s attitude plays in how well things go. If you have a bad attitude about it before you begin, things are more likely to go wrong or bad. If you have a good attitude things are more likely to go easier, the bad may not seem so bad.
He told me tonight that he was excited about school tomorrow! It has been a long time since he said that! I couldn’t believe it! He prayed tonight, “Dear Lord, Please help me to remember that, Hey, school is not that bad!” The battles we had last year over doing a whole page in Math where terrible. Getting him to do handwriting without whining was near impossible. I was so discouraged that I was beginning to wonder what I was doing wrong or that he needed to be in public school….I was ready to throw in the towel. I don’t know exactly why it is that things have gone so much better but I have my suspicions. Maybe later on I’ll share with you the changes we have made and let you know how they have worked. And maybe by then I’ll know exactly what it is that the Lord is teaching us. I know, you might be thinking, “this is only day two!” I know, I know. But for now I am just thanking the Lord for two positive days in school. And to see Riley have such a positive attitude was such a blessing to this discouraged Mommy!