We had a great day today. A really good one, and I boy did I need it!
I’m not going to lie…some days homeschooling is HARD and not a whole lot of fun. Don’t get me wrong, it’s the best decision that we’ve ever made for our family, but some days I just don’t have it in me. I try to make learning fun and incorporate hands-on activities, only for those activities to be met with groans and complaints. I feel like I’m barely staying afloat and on top of things, only to realize that I forgot something. I have other obligations and responsibilities that are sometimes short-sided because planning lessons takes so much of my time. Some days, I’m just plain tired and feeling selfish and don’t want to teach anything!
But thankfully I serve a gracious God who lifts me up just at the right time. He may use a friend to encourage me. I may read something during my quiet time or in a devotional that uplifts my spirit. The kids may tell me “thank you for all of your hard work ” or Justin tells me that I’m “doing a great job.” And some days (like today) nobody complains, my lessons go well, I feel like the kids actually learned something, and everything runs smoothly. These are the days that help me to hold on during the long, dark winter! Now, if only I could have another 70 days like today to help me make it to summer vacation 🙂 ………
Thank you Father for giving me the strength and endurance to keep going even when things get hard! Please help me to remember that this homeschooling journey is your plan for our family. Lord, I give you all the glory. Each accomplishment, lesson, and smile is a gift from you. Help me to see each moment as the precious gift that it is. Help me to cherish these times with Brendan and Ryan. Thank you for your guidance, patience, and grace!