Friday, November 8, 2013

Homeschooling Moms are Some of the Bravest

I truly believe that homeschooling moms are some of the bravest, most courageous women in the world. They are strong women and many of them choose this life style because they want what is best for their children. Even when it might be hard on them. I have the privilege of seeing many of these women at work. We have a local homeschool co-op that I have the honor of teaching at. I get to hear these women share their joys...and their struggles. I see real life! 

My mom has been homeschooling for 24+ years. Both of my sisters-in-law have started homeschooling this year. There are many different moms in all different life stages in the co-op and many other homeschooling moms that I have gotten to know through other means. And someday, I want to be just like them. I admire them greatly. 

While they are sharing their struggles, I am seeing their perseverance. While they are battling their strong-willed children, I am seeing their strength. While the younger moms are tired from their little ones, I see the older mothers encouraging them. While they are rejoicing over their child, the others are sharing in it. Though all of these women are not perfect, they are real. They show me real life and how, in the end, it is God's grace that gets them through and their faith in Him! 

These are the women I look up to. I accept them just the way they are. They inspire me and I want to be that kind of mom someday!

Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.

Proverbs 31:28 ESV

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