(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.
- 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. (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. (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. (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.