Today was really hard, let’s also note it is still only 12:41 PM.
Imperfect plans that are done are always better than perfect plans that never happen.
High hopes are often the final wave that submerges a drowning homeschooling mom.
We dream of what it could be like being the primary educator of our cubs, what it should be like, maybe even what it must be like.
Something that has truly empowered me since starting our homeschooling journey five years ago is this,
to start well, plan with the end in mind
That goes for every area in my life, do you quit when it gets tough ?
Maybe you’re an entrepreneur and its really really tough right now.
Maybe you are in the deep trenches thinking of quitting.
Enrolling the cubs into school because this is just not what you thought it would be.
Toddler meltdowns, a struggling reader, sticky floors, grade point averages,
they will never define our homeschool.
I’m a fighter, whether that be for my marriage, for the Lord, my thriving wellness business or my children’s hearts.
And my end is this, my children need Jesus more than they need that high score.
Training my cubs is soul-work, that is hard, really really hard.
Today was terrible, as you’ll see in the video at the bottom of this post.
God humbles me and shows me some of the worst character traits I have via my cubs.
But I will never regret being able to say, I showed up, every damn day, not perfectly.
So whether you homeschool, daycare, unschool or private school,
all you need to do is show up for your cubs.
You are exactly what they need.
From the book Homeschool Bravely by Jamie Erickson:
You can trust God with your children’s future, even if that means there may be winding parts along the journey. He will carry your kids from womb to tomb, and that includes all the parts that come AFTER their education. Their stories belong to God and are covered by the blood of Christ. Homeschooling is not their savior, Christ is. So no matter what trials or temptations come their way, if they’ve put their faith in Him, the final line of their story will surely read, ” Happily ever after.”
Mama you’re doing a great job.