The Ravine That Changes Everything
Next we see a raging river (and a huge ravine!) ahead. This is more than just something annoying or difficult–this is a fierce challenge to our expected journey.
Our homeschool journey is now at a standstill.
Maybe unexpected long-term illness invades the family. Or our husband loses his job. Or our one homeschooling friend moves 2 states away.
We are shaken to the core.
Why, oh why, did I sign up for this? we ask.
We know we have to go forward… but how?
And then, through our tear-laden prayers, we hear a whisper of “I’m still here.”
And as we stop (and really listen to that still, small voice), a new reality emerges, a new vision based in “What if…?”
What if we decide to go around the ravine instead–and climb those mountains?
We’re not abandoning our mission. We’re just getting there by a different route than we expected.
It’s out of the plan. It seems crazy. But it’s our best option and we know it.