To be real honest, as I was growing up I never ever worried about report card day.
I was a geek.
I loved school.
I got all A's, just about all the time.
Now I am a mom.
I can't guarantee what my children will do when it comes to regurgitating material for a test or making the right choices in their conduct.
I must admit that these first progress reports after sending my children back into a public school setting had me a bit disconcerted.
No, that wouldn't be quite accurate.
I was fearful.
Fearful of how they would do.
Fearful of what others would think of my homeschooling.
Fearful that they hadn't learned anything with me in the two and a half years at home.
Fearful that I had "messed" up my children for the rest of their educational careers.
God, in His wisdom, had a friend call me last night.
She gently reminded me, and I am paraphrasing here . . . that I am not able to mess up my children. They are cared for and protected by the God of the Universe. How can I possibly have the power to mess them up when He is on board with them every. single. day?
I know I've shared this verse before, but I am reminded of it again this morning as I once again turn my children back over to the Father who loves them more than I could ever hope to love them:
"I am so pleased that you have continued on in this with us, believing and proclaiming God's Message, from the day you heard it right up to the present. There has never been the slightest doubt in my mind that the God who started this great work in you would keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish on the very day Christ Jesus appears."
Philippians 1:5-6 (The Message)
By the way, each progress report was significantly better than I had anticipated.
This is so true:
FEAR = FALSE EVIDENCE APPEARING REAL
I plan to go about the rest of my day listening and reading TRUTH rather than being caught up with falsehoods from the father of lies! That's the first step to walking