Early this morning, when most of our household were still asleep, Daniel 6yo was wide awake and came rushing into the office to see me.  “Come, come” he said and tore me off to the kitchen where there was a beautiful, soft pink, sunrise sky.  “Can I watch it?” he asked.  So I set him up, turned off the lights and walked away delighted that he was enjoying such a peaceful, simple moment.  Then he rushes into the office, “Come again quick!” and we go back to the kitchen to see a Kookaburra catching a breakfast of worms from our lawn.  “Wow, see Him, Mum” says Daniel. 

 

As I walk back to the office I wonder if there is a learning outcome in the curriculum framework for such an experience?  There probably is, but I couldn’t have planned a lesson for such a moment.  He has appreciated the beauty God created, he saw soft colours where he has only seen bold before, he came close to a Kookaburra, he had a moment where he sat quiet within himself and that alone may be the best lesson learnt at all!

 

This special moment with Daniel was another reminder that I need to plan and I need to be purposeful in where I take my children in their training but… God has His plans and mine need to be in keeping with His.   I need to keep my plans loose enough that I can go with the flow of what He puts in front of us, see the beauty of what He puts in our lives.  And I need to be confident enough that whatever goes on around our house – learning is happening!

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