One of my goals with this blog is to chronicle the reality of the journey we are on, not just the happy times, or the funny times. This journal is as much for me as it is for anyone who actually takes a few moments to read it, and in order to do my life justice, the whole truth needs to be written.
This week is hard. Not so much with homeschool, but just with life. Sometimes you get curveballs, and if you’ve got a good bat you swing away. This week we have curveballs aimed at our heads and we didn’t even know we were at the ball field. I feel dazed. Trying to teach through this fog is a very new and difficult experience. I’m not one to put on a fake happy face for anyone. I’m pretty real to begin with, and while my kids learn something when they watch mommy deal with a bad day (at this point, it is hopefully how NOT to deal with a bad day), they don’t need to be burdened by all that exists in the adult world just yet. So this week, I have a smile plastered to my face, and we’ve taken a very relaxed approach to how much we get done.
One thing we have learned this week, however, and it’s been the best lesson yet, is how we come together as a family and help the others out. We have circled the wagons and will do everything we can to protect our own. Sometimes it is from outside forces and sometimes you protect those you love from the battles that rage within them. Prayer is so important during these times, but so is physical support.
The Bible says that:
“Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion.” Ecclesiastes 4: 9, 10
“And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart” Ecclesiastes 4:12
We have 6 cords, and we will not be overcome. We will figure out what ballpark we are in and we’ll start swinging at the curveballs. One is bound to head for the left field wall.
Until next time.