Happy Tuesday, friends. This past weekend was a good one. Homeschooling has been on my mind since our school year is starting soon, and my husband put together a shelving area for me. Oh, how exciting!
Last year we used a broken storage bench to store all of our homeschool things. It worked, but didn’t. Do you know what I mean? So while one day I would love to have a dedicated homeschool room again, for now I am very grateful for sturdy shelving in the dining area. This is where we normally get our school work done. Unless it is a nice day, of course. Who doesn’t love a day of schooling on the porch?
I have been working on my contentment level, as always. I wish contentment wasn’t a struggle for me. Overall, I am so thankful and grateful for the life the Lord has given me. But every now and then I think about my past life in other homes. Do you remember that school room you used to have? Wouldn’t that be nice now? I know this is silly of me. I willingly gave all of that up, knowing that we needed to get out of debt. Our beautiful large farmhouse was draining us financially, and we needed to do something different.
Since that time, I have homeschooled out of things like carts and storage benches. And guess what? It has worked! It might not have been the most comfortable arrangement, but it definitely served its purpose.
I think it’s important that we don’t get caught up in looking at everyone else’s homes on social media and compare what we have. This can be easy to do, but it isn’t the Lord’s will for us. The Lord wants us to be content with what we have. A contented heart says that we know that God has provided all that we need, and we are good with that.
It was so nice to arrange our homeschool things on my new shelf. My husband was so kind to involve me in every little detail. I love it so much! When we moved into our home two years ago, I started to decorate it in the “modern farmhouse” style. While there is nothing wrong with this, I realized that I was simply looking at the popular home decor styles and trying to conform my home to that. When it comes to indoor style, I am much more of a rustic/primitive type of girl. So little by little, we are adding wood to our walls and ceiling at $1.65 per square foot from our local saw mill. I think being surrounded by natural materials is good for us.
So while I may not have a dedicated homeschool space yet, I am grateful for my shelf. I love that my husband built it, too. That makes it so special.
If you are homeschoolers, are your plans underway? This is such an exciting time of the year!
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today, friends. Many blessings!