Faithful Family Friday //The Jeffs// 8-31-18

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Melissa Jeffs

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I think we can all agree that the world is changing. It has become a little scarier than it was when I went to school - or maybe that's because I have a Mama's heart now. It wasn't until about six months ago that I had this urge to educate my little guy at home. It wasn't out of fear, but a feeling of necessity. (I hear you Holy Ghost!) And although my guy is a fresh little Kindergartner, we do have some traditional schooling under our belt. We enrolled him in the local Christian preschool to give him a good religious foundation to his schooling. But, little by little, I learned the different principles he was being taught from what I truly wanted him to know. When I was prompted to educate my son at home, this quote taught by Harold B. Lee from his BYU Speech titled "Be Loyal to the Royal Within You," replayed in my mind: “The most important of the Lord’s work you will ever do will be within the walls of your own homes.” I realized that I didn't have to give up the reigns to teach and mold my son if I didn't want to. That doesn't have to stop just because school starts. Of course I have feelings of inadequacy and fear, but I once heard somewhere that the opposite of light is fear. So I'm holding onto the light and letting Heavenly Father guide me. Even if there's only one thing my son learns from me, I want him to learn this: I want him to know who he is and who his Heavenly Father is. I want him to know love.