Lessons in French has been an idea of mine for some time now. Originally I thought it would be a book and I put it on the back burner until I had more time to myself and to learn the finer art of writing.
I think all of us feel a need to share our story even if it is just for our children to read one day when we are singing with the angels. I did feel that my lessons could encourage someone else not to give up and to feel a little more normal about their trials and tribulations when they read mine.
Most of us accept that our lives are made up of a series of lessons – I have just gotten to a place in my life where I was tired of going through the same lesson year after year. As a teacher myself, I know that you will continue to get stuck at the places you don’t understand and the test you have failed will need to be rewritten. I decided a little while ago that I desperately wanted to stop the cycle of going through the same lessons over and over again. I needed to take cognizance of what God was actually trying to teach me or I would be stuck in the same ‘grade’ for ever.
Lessons in French was a privately humourous name for me as we have had the dream and vision to live in France for a long time now. But sometimes things take much longer than expected…we may never get there…we may get there tomorrow…those are the joys of living this life.
There is much more to this story and we have faced trial after trial in trying to get there. I feel like I am learning these life lessons like I would be learning another language – especially French. It is really tough – there are moments where you get it and then moments when you feel completely lost. A perfect analogy to our lives.
A friend of mine asked me what I was passionate about in the February of 2012 and I couldn’t answer her. I spent a lot of time thinking about that and it really bothered me that I was not sure about my passions anymore. The basics were there – my faith and my family but I knew there was more to it than that.
It was when I was in Johannesburg with a school friend. Joelene, that she suggested I start blogging about my life and here it is….”Lessons in French”
I hope it can encourage you on your journey of struggles and joys. Most of all I hope it gives you the nudge you need not to give up and to take notice of the lessons God is teaching you through the tough times, to really learn, so that you can move up to the next grade of your life.
I am praying that everyone who reads this blog will be blessed. It is such a blessing to finally be sharing what I have kept to myself for so many years.