Not long ago, I had a bad homeschooling day.
It was a really bad day that involved yelling, belittling, and tears.
I was ashamed of my behavior and how I allowed my flesh to overcome the Spirit within me.
I prayed. I repented. I needed to talk to my homeschooling mama friends.
I logged on to the Upside Down Homeschooling Facebook page and posted this message:
How is your day going today?
I am struggling big time. Dealing with feelings of envy, bitterness, anger and fatigue. This mama needs a time out. Going to put school on hold for a moment and find an attitude adjustment through God’s word.
A few short seconds later, the first comment was posted. It simply said these two words that completely changed my day: “me too.”
Someone else was sharing in this bad day with me. Someone else knew my pain, frustration and shame. I wasn’t alone.
But it didn’t stop there.
The comments kept rolling in. Words of encouragement, prayers and virtual hugs from women in the trenches of homeschooling who completely understood where I was coming from.
In that moment, they were here in my home with me. Encouraging me to keep going, praying for a better tomorrow, saying “me too”.
This, sweet friends is what Upside Down Homeschooling is all about. Community. Friendships. Love. Encouragement. Camaraderie.
Homeschooling isn’t easy. Some days are really bad. On those days you need someone to turn to who just ‘gets it’.
Do you have a close homeschooling friend that you can turn to? Someone to chat over coffee with? Someone you can meet at a local park for an impromptu playdate?
If not, join a local Homeschool group. If that isn’t an option, a virtual hug is better than no hug at all. You have over 1, 000 fellow homeschooling moms in this community who will love and encourage you every step of the way. You are not alone.
Where do you turn when you need homeschooling support?