10 years ago I set out to start a blog and had ideas about projects that .... well... let's just say perhaps my timing was not God's timing. I had a lot of thoughts about education, wanted to talk about what I saw, what I felt was missing and my concern over the direction it (the field of education as a whole) was heading. I filled notebooks with my thoughts and I wanted to share them with the world. At about the same time I completed my MA in Educational Leadership and before you know it I was entrenched in school administration with little time for side projects.
Over the last ten years I have gained a tremendous amount of knowledge and skills. In 2016, we welcomed our son Ari into the world. We faced challenges of pregnancy, an 8 year age gap between children, health issues small and large and struggled to find the balance of maintaining a career and a happy home. I have gained a level of maturity and calmness that seems almost foreign, especially amidst a global pandemic. God, in His most A M A Z I N G grace, has brought me back to the place and time when I was driven by my passion for education; when my ideas were raw and my desire to share them was driven by a desire to find a community of like minded folks. As I read the things I wrote, I realize how inspired they were. I started to think I wasted time in not sharing my thoughts back then- I could have helped more, I could have, I should have... and all the other lies that we start to believe when the devil starts whispering in our ear. I now realize that the fact that I feel the same way that I did back then, and that some of the thing I wrote have come to pass, is confirmation that I am on the right path. God's timing is not ours and what is 10 years or an eternity to us is merely a blink of an eye to Him. So here I am.... ready to restart this journey, share my insight, success and pitfalls as a Christian mom. Only this time I am better equipped to offer more than a forum.
Teach These Children is a fivefold enrichment available through Synergy Education Initiative. Available through the app, the program aims to help parents navigate the part of educating their children that is most important but discussed the least. In other words, in the ten years that I didn't blog, God gave me the experiences and knowledge to deliver solutions to the community I'm seeking. I hope you are still out there, I hope you will join me on this journey and I look forward to connecting with you soon.