Homeschooling is so rewarding. Homeschooling is hard though too. May you find encouragement for the weary homeschool mom in this letter from me to you.
Homeschooling is so rewarding. You live for those moments when your child’s eyes light up with understanding. You cherish the opportunity to be the one who raises and teaches their little hearts.
Homeschooling is tough though too. Maybe when you first started on this journey you weren’t fully aware of how hard it can be. We have these pictures in our heads of what it’ll look like based on what we’ve seen on Instagram. The Pinterest boards are all so bright and shiny. Sometimes we do have those pin-worthy moments! Sometimes it’s a little more mundane. And sometimes it’s just plain hard.
If you’ve seen those hard moments or if you’re caught in the middle of them now, I hope you’ll find encouragement here.
Encouragement for the Weary Homeschool Mom
Dear Weary Homeschool Mom,
You are valuable. You are more than just a homeschool mom. You are more than the dishes in the sink and the laundry on the floor. You are so much more valuable than any of that. Even when mistakes are made, you have a merciful Father who always forgives. Your worth is not in your achievements but in who you are. You are handcrafted by the Creator and dearly loved.
Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. Matthew 10:29-31
You are blessed. Count your blessings, Mama. All their fingers and all their toes. The roof over their heads and the food in their bellies. Take comfort in the small beauties in your life.
And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:8
You can rest. Put your to-do list away once in awhile. There is no shame or guilt in rest. A rested mama is a refreshed mama. Rest for the sake of your little students. Rest for your own sake. Rest in the truth.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. Psalm 23:1-3
You are a priority. You are vitally important to those who love you. Be important to you. Take the time to invest in yourself.
I can do all things through him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
You are not alone. We have been created for companionship. God has not called you to homeschool alone. Find your sisterhood. You are not the only weary homeschool mom. Build each other up. Carry each other’s burdens.
Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11
You are qualified. Only the best homeschool moms question if they’re even capable of this journey. You are among them. You have all that you need and more because of the God who has called you. You have not only been made qualified for this role, you are amazing at it.
I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made the heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1-2
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6
You are enough. In the darkest moments, hang on to the fact that you are exactly enough. You are the mom God chose for your kids. You know that you are on the path God called you to walk.
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
In all the hard parts of homeschool, God has not left you or forsaken you. He has called you and He has equipped you. Take heart, sweet Homeschool Mom!
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9
If you’re worn out and tired, know that you are not alone. I hope that you find encouragement here.