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(Through the struggles and joyous moments)

Some homeschool days are hard!

I have been so hard on myself when I want to teach my children so perfectly and them have learn everything. Everything so quickly as well!

I haven’t also felt so hard on myself for a long time. I feel like I am weighing out what everyone “thinks” I should be doing and then me trying to keep the voices in my head in check. 

I have felt so sad because I have gotten so upset at myself for not figuring out how to teach two children at once or perfectly. 

Being a teacher is harder than it looks. 

BUT I want to do it! I want the opportunity to teach my children and spend as much time as I can with them.

I love being around them!

While praying this evening. I felt so ashamed because I had such a rough day that I only had sad thoughts about how I am doing everything wrong.

I knew I needed to turn to my Heavenly Father for comfort. I wanted to feel His closeness and be guided on what I can do better. 

I could feel the impression of the spirit whisper, “I am raising my children. I have been granted this blessing and responsibility. I want you to teach them as God’s children.”

The Right Reasons and Principles

Having that prompting felt more like a relief to me. 

When I see them as their divine birthright as children of God, I want to teach more with love rather than with what the world wants me to do.

I also want to teach because I feel like I can have more compassion and understanding for them. 

It’s exciting teaching them things that I completely forgot about as a child. Some of the things that are being taught now I don’t even remember doing. 

I feel lucky to be learning alongside my children. 

I want to be able to provide the best to them. 

I know that’s why I can get so stressed and feel so down about myself is because I am thinking I am not giving enough.

We all want to Give Our Best

All I want is to give them everything. 

I want to give all my love while doing it as well. All of the best parts of me.

I am doing my best to teach with all the material I can and have us learn as much as we can. 

That’s all I really can do.

I am just forgetting that we don’t have to learn everything in one day!

Learning takes time.

As long as I am teaching with my heart I know I can provide the best for the children I have been blessed with.

They are truly the best children I could ever ask for! 

They are just as much a teacher to me as I am to them. 

I pray that I can teach with the spirit and fill our home with a love for learning and growing spiritually. 

Teacher, Do You Love Me?

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  1. 1. (Child) Teacher*, do you love me?
    Teacher*, will you care for me?
    Even if I turn away, or disobey, or go astray,
    Then will you love me still?
  2. 2. (Child) Teacher*, will you teach me?
    Teacher*, help me choose the right.
    When I do not understand
    the Lord’s command, please take my hand
    And lead me safely with his light.
  3. 3. (Teacher) Oh yes, my child, I love you.
    My child, I’ll always care for you.
    And with the Savior as our guide,
    I’ll share the light I feel inside,
    And you will feel his love for you.
  4. 4. (Teacher) Oh, yes, my child, I’ll teach you.
    My child, I’ll help you choose the right.
    And when you do not understand
    The Lord’s command, I’ll take your hand,
    And he will lead us with his light.

About Author

My name is Brianna Marshall. I was born in Dayton, Ohio into a Air Force family. We moved to Colorado Springs, CO when I was 5 years old and lived there till I moved off to College to Orem, Utah in 2007. I was raised into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I'm still actively practicing the same faith today. I graduated from Utah Valley University with a Bachelors in Communications. I was married to my husband Dom in 2010 in the San Diego Temple. Dom and I have two children, one a boy, named Ronen, and a girl, named Ryen. I have been in and out of teaching physical fitness for over 10 years. I love to run and weight lift most days of the week. I also love to do yoga at night to calm me down before bed. I have always had a love for baked goods. My mom made a great dessert every Sunday and made them upon request growing up. I have always been really well at expressing my thoughts and feelings. I love to express a lot of my spiritual feelings with friends and family. As a young girl, I worked really hard to have a great relationship with my Father in Heaven. I have felt His presence from the time I was 8 and currently still feel his love and desire for me to become closer to Him. I desire to be a missionary as well as help others understand His love for all of His children. I find that being friendly, understanding and being compassionate to everyone is the best example of His son, Jesus Christ. I strive to follow His teachings. I also stumble with all of it. I'm so grateful for the atonement and repentance when I'm in need of change of heart and a compassionate spirit. I find life to be so beautiful and I'm grateful everyday for the experiences I have. I am a wife, mother, daughter of God, writer, runner, baker, and an imperfect being striving to be the best me.

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