After more than three decades of taking in sewing at home and doing alterations for stores, my mother began her working-outside-the-home career when she was sixty, or was it fifty-nine? A local business asked her to come to the store at designated times and demonstrate how to make crafts. Soon they had her cutting fabric. Before long, she was a regular employee in their fabric department. She continued her late-in-life career for seventeen years. By the time she retired, she had made a big difference in her retirement standard of living; and she had done it during years when many people would have already been retired.
As homeschooling mothers you sacrifice financially. If you homeschool while working part-time or even full-time, you are still making financial sacrifices. Sometimes you may wonder if your family will ever get ahead financially. God has many ways to bless His children. He blessed my mother with a late-in-life career. I hope that hearing about her experience encourages you. Don’t let anyone tell you that you are wasting your earning years and make you afraid to continue doing what you believe you should be doing right now. Who knows how God will decide to take good care of you?
I have been young and now I am old,
Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken
Or his descendants begging bread.
Psalm 37:25, NASB