I don’t know about you but I see lots of posts about homeschooling through the hard time. But I want to take a moment to encourage you with the good time. Because homeschooling when all is well is fine and dandy and lots of fun.
Sure, there are plenty of hard days. There are days when I just want to throw in the towel. There are days when I wonder what in the world I have gotten myself into.
But guess what? There are more of the “all-is-well-and-this-is-fun” days.
Do you know what I am talking about? Those days when you can check of the list:
- God is directing us and we are learning daily about Him.
- God’s plan for our lives and His will are guiding us.
- The family dynamics are good and everyone feels close.
- The children are cheerful and getting along.
- We fly through the school work and then spend time in “real” life.
- We have fun with real-life learning and field trips and hands-on activities.
- The children play and have fun.
- We can smile and say “Life is Good.”
I will admit that there are time when I feel a tad bit guilty that things are so good for us. We aren’t struggling with illness or homelessness or money issues or family concerns. We are happy, healthy, and all is well. Truly. And sometimes that seems so unfair. I think about friends whose daughter is fighting brain cancer for the 3rd time. I think about a Crew friend whose daughter is fighting for a healthy heart and life. I think about others who I don’t know but just lost their child to cancer. Life is definitely not fair. But, God is good. God is gracious and merciful. And, so, regardless of how life is, all is well.
So, if you find yourself looking at a blog post or a Facebook status or a tweet about how to work through schooling when life isn’t quite perfect, know that it is okay to say “all is well.” Know that you can revel in the fact that things are going the way you would hope. Know that while everything may not be roses, it is okay for it to be okay.
And when all is well, have fun. Enjoy life. And remember, God equipped you to be your children’s best teacher. You don’t have to have a degree to be the best parent you can and to follow God’s will. Your love is the best educator and you’ll grow along with your children. So, pick up your smile and know All Is Well!
If you do struggle with something, you might find some encouragement and hope and help from one of my Crew friends. There are many who are addressing the Homeschooling When . . . topic this week. Check out the Schoolhouse Review Crew post and read up on some other’s perspectives. Just click on the image below.