What I’d like to do right now is write a really wise or witty blog post about the best way to plan, organize, and manage your home and homeschool. I’ve got a ton of ideas that I’d like to share. It’s always my goal to be uplifting and encouraging here on my blog. I want to accentuate the positive and hope that my readers — my friends in this journey of motherhood by faith — leave here feeling refreshed. The topic of “back to homeschool” certainly lends itself to many helpful and inspiring topics!
However, my own fuel tank is running on fumes right now. I’m not one to get knocked down easily or dwell on the things I can’t change. I don’t usually talk about my chronic illnesses or even Lil Sis’ autism because we all have our crosses to bear. Because of my faith, I can generally shake those negative thoughts and get up and keep going. Sometimes it all gets to be too much and I just need to press that pause button, though.
Pause . . . to enjoy the ages and stages my girls are going through right now.
Pause . . . to remember the reasons why I fell in love with my husband in the first place.
Pause . . . to spend more time in prayer and relationship with my Savior.
Pause . . . to listen to my own thoughts and know my own mind.
Pause . . . to be still and know the Lord is in charge.
Pause . . . to let go of my plans and surrender to His plan.
Pause . . . to drink in each moment, even the chaos.
Pause . . . to refuel my body, mind, and soul.
Pause . . . to be thankful for it all.
It’s time to reboot. I need to draw a line in the sand between my expectations and reality. Homeschool moms have so many roles to juggle with so many people counting on us. How can we be successful at it all and not lose ourselves in the midst of it?
I don’t have all the answers. Some days I don’t have any of the answers. I do know that we were meant for more than worry and struggle. We were made to find the beauty in it all. Sometimes that means we just need to pause.
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