Monday, September 10, 2012

Flying again...


About 10 years ago, give or take, I was introduced to the one and only, Flylady.

Of all places, I was sitting in a new beauty salon getting ready for a fab haircut when the owner introduced himself as my new stylist. I was a little surprised. I guess I was expecting a woman. He was very nice, personable, and a little talkative. Our God is a God of introductions.

He talked about his family, church, home schooling, and his wife. He talked about how Flylady single-handedly changed his family's life. Especially his wife, who was a home school mom of four children. You better believe he had my attention. What in the world is Flylady, I wondered? He kept repeating her website: Flylady dot net, Flylady dot net. So I stuck it in the recesses of my mind and later checked it out.

Mind you, I had no computer. We were always behind the times; still are to some degree. So I asked my husband to look it up at work and print off any information he could in order for me to get the gist of it. He printed off 20 pages or so and that night I read all about it in my bed. I couldn't put it down! God was doing something here.

Little did my hairdresser know that just days before that a friend of mine loaned me the book titled, Managers of Their Homes. She simply thought it would help me in making a schedule for our family of 7. This particular book is written by a home school couple and in the book many of the schedule examples come from families that home educate. Our God is a resourceful God.

Bear in mind that home educating intrigued me for those that chose the crazy idea, but it wasn't something I ever imagined myself being able to achieve. Our God is a equipping God.

God used a haircut and a generous friend to pave the way for our family's new adventure. He also used a very close friend and her family that was considering the idea. Our God is creative. I recall hearing a message on Focus on the Family regarding home schooling even before I had children and I applauded those that did, but thought, "Oh no, this is not something I'll be doing." Ha!

Well guess what, folks. That Christmas my husband bought us a computer, I began to organize our home, came up with a schedule, started praying about home schooling that fall, and that's exactly what we did. I didn't even mention the fact that I was 8 months pregnant during that haircut and was expecting twins to join our family of 5. Five kids and becoming a homeschool mom?! Um, yeah...

If you want to know more about Flylady, take a look at their website. Her motto is, "You can do anything for 15 minutes." So today I received my Flylady calendar to help our family fly once again. Flylady is about organizing your home 15 minutes at a time, having a schedule, keeping your kitchen sink clean, and having the proper tools to carry out such things.

I love the way the Lord works. He can use ANYONE or ANYTHING for His purposes. Our god is a loving God and I praise Him.

This calendar is a 17 month calendar that begins in August and ends in December of the following year.

2 comments:

Hope said...

Carol,

Thank you for your encouraging words today. I was dragging a bit and you put the wind back into my sails.

:) Hope

Hope said...

My sister has spoken of The Flylady. I will have to take a closer look. Thanks for the tip.

:) Hope