Written by Jamie Martin of Simple Homeschool and Steady Mom
Instead of focusing on giving our children a complete education, or a perfect education (neither of which are necessary or possible), let us strive to awaken in them a love of learning. If we can help them to develop an attitude of lifelong learning, we will have done enough.” ~ Suzie Andres, Homeschooling with Gentleness
There’s a homeschooling mom who lives in my head, and she is simply THE best.
She does all the things and does them well. As a result, her kids progress in a straight, forward-moving line. She is organized, unfazed by emotion, doubt, outward circumstance, or moody children.
She is my hero, though I also despise her.
I am not that woman. Oh every once in a while, I come close. The stars align and the inspiration flows…for a few hours, maybe a day or two. But inevitably real life signals to me from the sidelines: “Remember me?!”, and here we go again…back into the realm of imperfections and inadequacies.
Yet incredibly, even then I’m still on track.
When real life comes along with tough times, it’s not THE best I give to my children, but it’s MY best all the same.