Thursday, October 28, 2010

Definitely.... My Music!

As you have heard before
teaching music gives me joy.

Some photos of my choir students 
over the years.....
This season of my life ends in March.
We will do our final co-op concert together.
Next year it will be another person's project.


As my own children have grown older 
and need me less for their academics
I have wondered what I would do 
with myself.  
What would my purpose be?  
As a homeschool Mom there
was no question.  
It is a full time job.
You get up in the morning and you teach.
Math, history, english, writing, civics
and so much more.  
You shape lives.  
You invest yourself into 
teaching your children
to know the Lord and His Word.
 All the while knowing that 
the work of salvation is HIS
and 
trusting that you are a part of 
HIS plan in the lives of your children.

Many of you were reading here last year
as the boys were preparing to graduate.
I went through a serious funk.
Questioning what would be next.

Well, those answers are coming into focus.
For one thing, Chelsea's goals will involve me.
We will very likely take 
business management courses 
and get food prep certified 
together. 
We'll work toward opening
a small cafe in a few years.

Beyond that, the candle business is growing
and I hope to expand it, as well.

But, the thing that I never saw coming
is something I have become passionate about.
Teaching music one on one.
I now have several students with
whom I am working on voice.
Another one popped up just last week.
I have not been able to work with her yet....
but I cannot wait!
Such a diamond in the rough!!!!

Monday afternoon I met for the second time
with a young man who just loves to sing.
He is making progress.
It is such a huge blessing to hear him 
working hard to achieve a goal.
Tiny steps of improvement are to be celebrated.

This appears to be one of my "next steps".
Teaching young people the joy of music.
Showing them how to use the gift of voice.
 
The past two days on this blog 
I shared about two things 
that were not mine...
a dog and a pair of jeans.

But today is different.
This is definitely 
"my music"....
and it sounds 
so good!

5 comments:

Mrs.Rabe said...

It's fun to see the Lord opening doors!

Vee said...

Oh it's wonderful when the fog lifts and we see things more clearly again. Blessings...

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

The photographs that you shared of the children are wonderful. I am happy that you finding more purpose in your life.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I love reading about the way God leads lives. Homeschooling is such a blessing, and it sounds like you and Chelsea will be having "a grand adventure" together :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

consume me... said...

Good for you! Your plans with Chelsea sound awesome! I've always thought it would be fun to run a cafe...but my favorite thing is to visit them! Sounds like a great thing to do together!