Oct 122011
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I confess.

There are days when I wonder why I am homeschooling. I look around and feel discouraged at my imperfect children.

I feel like everyone else’s children are enjoying learning and mine (especially the boys) still complain.

As I type this, I realize how ridiculous these feelings are. I know that other families struggle. Unfortunately when I’m feeling down, I’m not thinking rationally.

Look at this beautiful mess that my oldest left out yesterday.


The 2 books on the couch are Matthew Henry’s Commentary and the Comparative Study Bible.

He got interested in the chronology of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection and started studying it on his own. He searched through all the gospels and even looked up the words in Greek.

I need to remember this the next time I’m discouraged.

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  3 Responses to “An Encouraging Sight”

  1. That is great. I deal with that too, thinking everyone else children want to learn and mine don’t. I need to try and look for the times they do learn on their own. Even when it’s small and in between.

  2. That is wonderful! Just the kind of mess that Mom likes to see. 🙂

  3. Definitely a beautiful mess that any mama would be happy to see.

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