“What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise” ~ Oscar Wilde
Have you ever been given life-changing news? Something upsetting? Something that would threaten to change your entire lifestyle?
2 weeks ago it happened to Marcus. He was devastated. We were in shock. But today as I reflect, I see how this was actually a blessing in disguise.
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Being raised in a small family, one-on-one time with my parents wasn’t something I valued. My brother is 10 years older than me, so by the time I was old enough to care, he was almost an adult and I felt like an only child.
Now that I have a large family, I recognize the value of one-on-one time with each child. The dynamics of a large family are different. There are more fights between siblings, differing personalities, increased financial demands, lack of personal space, and more time is required for the never-ending cleaning and laundry. Especially for a large homeschooling family, the lack of personal space can feel greater because you’re always together. In the midst of the choas it’s easy to forget about providing one-on-one time with each child.
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April 5, 2017
I wanted to commend you on the letter you so boldly gave to your friend when he made a bad choice. I know going against your friend’s actions to stand for what is right can be difficult. In the end it’ll save you from a lot of unnecessary trouble, so keep up the good work. Remember what we tell you: you’re either on the dark side or light side. Be the jedi. Stay away from the dark.
Mom and Dad
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