Being a homeschool mom means we have to balance all the hats– at least most of the time. Well, practically all the time. Between the cooking, cleaning, laundry, caring for the family, running errands, being available for friends, and…oh yeah- homeschooling- we have a ton to think about!
In the midst of all we do as homeschool moms, sometimes we forget just how much the Lord appreciates us…
…and sometimes we feel unworthy to be appreciated. Homeschool moms should never feel unworthy- we are doing the best we can with what we have.
No one is perfect, but we all are doing our best to love our families practically, however that looks for each of us. For some of us it means catering to the needs of a special needs child, and for others of us it means caring for a sick parent while raising our children.
Some of us have our plates full with those extra-curricular activities that mean so much to our kids, but may sap away some of our strength, and others of us are doing good just to keep our head above the mound of curriculum choices, homeschool theories, and choices available.
It’s a task- being a homeschool mom, but not without its rewards.
I know it’s only the smallest of reminders, but I thought it would be great to share some quotes on motherhood that may stir you to remember that your role as a homeschool mom is needed and valued.
The mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom. Henry Ward Beecher.
Since Jesus highly values children, mothers are His servants when they bless their children for Him. Ann Birch.
Only God Himself fully appreciates the influence of a Christian mother in the molding of character in her children. Billy Graham.
The phrase ‘working mother’ is redundant.
I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.
What the child says, he has heard at home.
A mother’s heart is always with her children.
A mother’s love’s a blessing, no matter where you roam
Keep her while she’s living, you’ll miss her when she’s gone
Love her as in childhood, though feeble, old and grey
For you’ll never miss a mother’s love, till she’s buried beneath the clay.
Thomas P. Keenan.
Be encouraged, homeschool moms.
Motherhood is hard, but in the end, your efforts will be rewarded by the Lord Himself. Never give up, never despair. Keep pressing on in your calling to motherhood, even when you don’t get a “thank you” from your children, your spouse, your family, or friends.
Your final reward will come from the Lord God, the One to whom you minister when you raise His little ones.