For Days When You Have Had Enough

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Several years ago, Ray and I were enjoying a wonderfully wild time at our house while adult children and grandchildren were visiting for a few days. Toys and dolls were all about. At one point, our daughter Bethany and I noticed that someone had left her old Fisher Price® Jenny doll on the coffee table. I photographed her just the way I found her.

Jenny's had enough!
Jenny’s had enough!

I’m guessing that on some days you might feel like Jenny. I know that I felt that way back in the days when Ray and I were still carrying homeschooling around on our backs like a big sack of rocks. Just ask him about the day I wrapped myself around a pole in the basement crying! That was before we decided to make homeschooling who we were instead of a burden we strapped on!

Looking back, I now remember—and miss—all those daily blessings of homeschooling.

One of the most wonderful things that happens when you homeschool is simply getting to be with your children. When your son builds a LEGO® castle, you get to tell him, “It’s amazing!”

Our John's Castle
John’s castle

When your daughter draws a picture that she likes, you can share her pleasure.

Bethany's Rose
Bethany’s rose

When your child has a dream, you can help her fulfill it.

Mary Evelyn's First Play for Homeschoolers
Mary Evelyn’s first play for homeschoolers (She’s the tall one in the back wearing pink.)

When your child is disappointed, you are there to comfort. When your teenager gets disillusioned, you are there to give hope. When your child makes a discovery about clouds or insects or a Biblical truth, you are there to be amazed.

Jesus knew that being with people was such a wonderful way to teach them that He chose twelve men to do just that.

And He appointed twelve,
so that they would be with Him . . .
Mark 3:14a

Enjoy every minute of it, Mamas! Those days that are very, very hard are also days of great blessings to cherish.

So teach us to number our days,
That we may present to You a heart of wisdom.
Psalm 90:12

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