Assignment: This would be a good week to tell about your worst struggles with a lifestyle of homeschooling. Tell about something you’ve struggled with and how God’s mercies gave us the strength to get past it. Also, share any curriculum/homeschool methods that have been a relief to you, i.e., a particular Teacher’s Manual or Homeschooling method that’s been easier for your family. Talk about how you felt when the burden was lifted and Oh, What a Relief it is!
My biggest struggle with the lifestyle of homeschooling is that of isolation. Not ever having other homeschool moms to share with 'in real life'. It is certainly one thing to blog online and read others blogs ~and at times it's a huge blessing~ but it can't replace that one on one time of fellowship with other homeschool moms.
We are in a period of transition in our lives. Dh has resigned his pastorate in KY and we are waiting to see where God will put us. In the meantime, we're at our home church in NC and they have a good size homeschool group within the church! I was able to attend a HS moms meeting last night (the second one since being here) and WHAT A BLESSING! For the first time in a long time, I felt some legitimacy to our homeschooling venture. I realized how much I'd lost sight of what and why we do what we do. What a time of refreshing it was.
I used to think I didn't *need* a homeschool group or real life fellowship but I've discovered that is not true - I've just learned to live without it. But God knew exactly what I needed and when I needed it and He is providing.
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