Monday, August 18, 2008

It Takes Faith

I was telling my good friend this morning, let's call her "Louise", that it takes faith to follow God's call on your life as a mom no matter what. To home educate one's children is a walk of faith. To send one's precious little one to school and to entrust them into someone else's care takes faith. This year our walk of faith includes sending our precious Davie to school. Granted this is not my first time doing this, but for some reason I feel like a first time mom again with Davie. It is a journey that calls me to trust God to take care of Davie while she is somewhere other than with me. Out from under my very protective care. I would keep her safe always if I could. Every mother I know would, but God has called us all to walk a journey of faith and release our children into His care. Whatever that calling looks like it takes faith and we took a GIANT step this morning. Here are some photos for your enjoyment :o) Blessings. Jackie Sue


Steph said...

Ya done good. I didn't even see the tears! I can't wait to see how her first day went. I love you and miss your guts!

melmac said...

Wow! I still am reeling that she is old enough for school. I remember little, fresh from China, Davie. I will be praying that the transitionis smooth, especially this first week. :)

Cassie - Homeschooling Four said...

I know this is a big decision for you. I totally agree that it takes faith either way. You gotta do what God is calling you to no matter what.

I love the pictures. She looks so cute and grown up. Don't forget to share how the first day went.

Brandi said...

Yeah! Way to go, Davie. . .or should I say Jackie?

Definite step of faith. . oooh, so hard! We need an update later today about how she liked it? New friends? good teacher? Schedule? We want the WHOLE nine yards!

Love you bunches,

Anonymous said...

Miss Jackie I am sure your Davie will be just fine, she is one of the most amazing children I have ever met. I also am sure YOU will be fine as well. Your strength is an inspiration to many, especially us. Thank you for sharing. Phil

PS Tell Davie, she can always just say, "Gimme some skin" to help make friends. :)

Whitney said...

Wow! School already? Time sure is flying by. It seems like just yesterday you were brining home your little miracle!

Nicole said...

Ok...first of all thank you for your kind comment!! Second, I am tearing up over this post! I am sending my two oldest to a 2 day a week school and have been a nervous worrier today! I have home educated them exclusively up until now and it really does take faith to release them. Why am I so worried?? SO I am up late at night because I cant sleep but I so needed to hear this! Thanks for sharing your heart!
Will you be there this weekend?

Jaime said...

Oh my goodness, I could cry for you! I want to hear how it went. Davie looked pretty happy! Great pictures! Thanks for sharing!!!


Anonymous said...

Oh, what sweet pictures! I missed this yesterday. Her teacher looks so sweet too! I am happy for her and you! Christie