Neil has been working & travelling a *ton* this month. He was in Edmonton till late last night & then tonight he heads out to Toronto *again*... i'm so excited for him & i know that this is just a very short season & bum luck that he's gone so much in one short period of time, but man, i miss that guy when he's not around & i just don't even feel like myself.
So, yesterday, after i had my bath (at 4pm!!) & *finally* got out of my pyjamas (eek) i got little G down for his second nap & decided i was going to read a bit of a book my sister Jess had lent me. It's called _Lies Homeschooling Moms Believe_ by Todd Wilson.
i think he could have actually called it 'lies most moms believe that keep them from becoming homeschooling moms' ~ but maybe that's another post... or maybe that title was too long ~ hehe. Anyway, it was an encouraging little breath of fresh air for me yesterday afternoon. There's one part where he describes being an encouragement to other homeschool moms & just reading his description of how we should be on the sidelines, cheering, encouraging, being real ~ just made me realize how much i ache for that in my own life. It's funny too, because i have 2 sisters who homeschool & Neil & i both have extremely supportive family concerning our decision to homeschool, plus i have friends in my area who homeschool & who are sweet encouragement to me ~ so if i feel that, how much more do other moms who don't have the same beautiful support system i have??
So, here's my 'shout out' to any homeschoolers that read this post. You are amazing! You are doing something that is very, very hard work. i know, we could all keep going, work harder, do more, do it better, but for those of you who are in a marathon, not a sprint, keep going! ~ God gave your children the mama He knew they needed & what you are doing is *enough*.