Gifts from Heaven: Gifts and Letters from the Past About 10 years ago, great grandma came to visit for about a month. It was a delightful time! We baked, read stories, made tape recordings, and homeschooled the kids together. While she was there it dawned on me that this precious woman would not be there a few years down the road. She was already about 90 years old and was not in perfect health. Gifts from Heaven I encouraged her to do something amazing: Make each of her grandchildren a wedding gift and to pick out a card and to write them each a personal letter that they would receive at their wedding. Well, grandma has been in eternity for a few years now. I am so blessed that she did not get offended at my suggestion, but rather took the task to heart. Sitting in my home, nestled away in a safe place are five handmade wedding gifts and cards; one for each of our sons. …I call them gifts from heaven. Someday each of the boys will receive one of these precious, priceless, handmade gifts…I am blessed beyond words.A Fun and Future Writing Assignment Because anything can be turned into a homeschooling lesson I recently began having the boys write themselves letters to the future as well. How fun will it be to receive advice from their 10, 14, 18 or 23 year olds selves?Ok, some of the letters are hilarious, but they are all precious. I would encourage you to capture pricelessness today: Do you have an aging parent or grandparent? Encourage them to invest some time into the future by hand making a gift, handwriting a card, or setting something aside for the kids. They will never regret setting aside something special, and the kids will be blessed! Have your kids write to their future selves. Then, put a reminder in your calendar to prompt you to gift it to them at a future date (21st birthday, wedding, etc.). Be sure to place these priceless things in a safe place! As homeschoolers, we have the ability to focus on the most important things in life. Embrace that gift today! More from me: Bible Studies for Kids: Bible Study Printables: Romans 15:13Days of Creation Board GameDays of Creation PrintablesDays of Creation Food Ideas (free)Sunday School Activities: Fruits of the SpiritBible Study BUNDLE #1Daniel 1: Bible Study and Children’s Ministry ActivitiesBible Object Lessons for Kids: WaterfallsBible Fun for Kids: ABCs of God’s CharacterAdvent Activities for Kids: FreebieAdvent Activities for Kids- CompleteBible Study: What Can I Learn from the CamelBible Study: Pearl of Great Price- Matthew 13:45-46Bible Study: Transfiguration of Jesus- Matthew 17Daniel 4: King Nebuchadnezzar’s Tree DreamSunday School Lessons on Prayer for PreschoolersBible Study for Kids: What Can I Learn From the Ant?Memory verse for kids: Exodus 14:14 My personal statement of faith: I believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. I believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. I believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. I believe “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” and that we are saved by faith in Jesus. My favorite Bible teachers are my husband (Craig Sayler), Pastor Jon Courson, Pastor Chuck Smith, CH Spurgeon. Print this free homeschool mom reminder. This post comes with a free printable reminder list to help keep your heart focused on the heart of homeschooling. I always have the hardest staying focused. This printable simplifies it! Here is a sneak preview… Download Your Free Printable Download the checklist. You’ll get the printable, plus join 9,000+ homeschool moms who receive my weekly parenting tips and ideas!Print. Any paper will do the trick, but card stock would be ideal.Place it on your refrigerator as a helpful reminder.