JMJ 52 *Feeling a negative attitude creeping into my day, I think it is a great time to count some more of my blessings! When life gets crazy and seems unmanageable, it is time to count my blessings, and realize that the trials of today are temporary. Some days are just going to be plain difficult.
Ring the School Bell 52/180 Days
Feeling down in the dumps today. Another God-get-me-through kind of day. My definition of a crazy day? It’s when you find yourself at the end of an overwhelming day and realize that you didn’t even have time to glance at your to-do list. And when you finally look at it, you then realize that you didn’t do anything on that list. Things that needed to be done didn’t even cross my mind, because of more important things at hand. I escaped to my bedroom to work through the mental madness.
I think I am stressing too much about Sabrina’s university applications. I want her to present her best self, but I think I need to let go a little and let her take on that responsibility.
The financials are stressing me out too. That is something I personally need to do, however much I dread it. Tonight, after what seemed like hours, at 1am in the morning, I finished the financial paperwork necessary to figure out the annual total estimated family income which is a required entry on her college applications. It is very difficult to figure out that number for our family because of John’s fluctuating income from year to year, among other factors.
Feeling a negative attitude creeping into my day, I think it is a great time to count some more of my blessings! When life gets crazy and seems unmanageable, it is time to count my blessings, and realize that the trials of today are temporary. Some days are just going to be plain difficult. Tomorrow is a new day. I can’t be sad for too long. Others are going through so much more turmoil, suffering from natural disasters, extreme poverty, and crazy shootings. My cross is so small, relatively speaking.
So here we go, counting my homeschool blessings, Part 2!
- Faith Instruction– I have been able to share my own sense of morals and faith, without having those efforts thwarted by peers and, perhaps, professors in a traditional school setting.
- Homeschool Opportunity– Through my husband’s hard work, and my ongoing quest for thriftiness, we have been able to ends, financially, and have the option to homeschool.
- Time for creativity– My daughters have had to much more time to develop their artistic talents, through both informal crafts and formal fine arts training.
- Sibling friendships– My three daughters have been able to get to know each other’s uniqueness on a deep level, through so much time together, and develop a sense of compassion for each other.
- Work at Own Pace– It is a fantastic perk of homeschooling, that the kids can work at their own pace in their studies, slowing down or speeding up as necessary.
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** Note to the Reader- Today’s narrative is an excerpt of our family’s school journey from a few years ago, during my eldest daughter’s senior year in high school, a rather emotional year, with its many ups and downs.
May God shower blessings on your family as he has on mine. Annette