Monday, December 7, 2009

Hard Day

I only have a few moments to write something quickly, but I wanted to make sure that between this blog and the girls' school blog, that I'm not painting too rosy of a picture of our homeschooling and most importantly of myself. I always want to be real and not put on a show.

Bottom line: Today was HARD!! And it isn't over yet. : )

Last week really was blessed and memorable. I plan to treasure those memories. But today was a hard day. I'm definitely in the learning curve stage of all of this. Figuring out how to balance a busy, into-everything toddler, with the girls' individualized lessons and learning styles, our online school's requirements, King Charming's weird schedule, feeling like a single parent, and the groceries and the laundry and the cleaning and my book and the commitments I've made to other people.... well you get the picture.

I have a lot to learn. Lots of mistakes to make, too, I'm sure, until we figure out a routine that works for us.

Well, I better get the baby off the middle of the table, pick the girls up from AWANA, get everyone tucked in for the night and plan tomorrow's lessons so I can start over again in the morning.

Literally living on prayer, : )

Love,

10 comments:

Erin @ Closing Time said...

I"m saying a prayer for you especially tonight, for the Lord to pour out grace, strength, help and peace on you! :)

Katy said...

Laughing at the baby on the table comment that's where I find Eli if I leave my back turned for a moment! :) Hang in there Beck, I'm sure you are doing the right thing for your girls and the rewards will come later! Love you! Praying for you!

Hilty Sprouts! said...

Praying for you too.

Em said...

You're handling yourself very well concidering all the things you have on your plate! I'll be praying for you, that you find some time for yourself in there somewhere! I know it's hard :) Love you!

MRiehl said...

Understand the weird hours and feeling like a single parent at times. I feel ya! I respect you so much for what you are doing and am praying for peace and rest for your soul :)

J said...

Hang in their Becky! Tomorrow is a new day. You are equipped to be their best teacher--simply because you are their mother. I will pray that you can know what things to let go, and what things to make priority. And if I promise to pray those things for you, will you also pray those things for me? :o) Love you.

The Jernigan Family said...

Pick your battles one day at a time! Even though you have alot on your plate, you are giving your kids a great gift!

LifeAtTheCircus.com said...

I only began my homeschooling journey a few months ahead of you. So, really I don't have that much experience to share, other than that from what I have learned, much like in your non home schooling life there are good days and bad days and I am so thankful for God's grace to lift me up and hold me together. I had a veteran HS tell me that she never relied so much on prayer as when she started home schooling.

Thanks for keeping it real, oh I love real people. And the bright side is soon you will have Christmas break to help you regroup for a fresh start in Jan! Hang in there!

Jill said...

Hey Becky, Praying for you in the journey of homeschooling and am right there with you!! We've been at it for a year and a half and still not formal routine like I had while a teacher in town, but it does get easier (for you and the kids!!) Just don't expect it all to happen at once and just like your days in the classroom continue to be flexible!!! Take care, Jill

Sally Jo said...

Mom's advice: start teaching a lot of Home Ec. By the time they are 8 it can be their job to make the dinner and clean it up. (While you lesson plan) and do the laundry by 9 and all about zones etc. etc. etc. Actually you probably don't even have time to read this comment. Love you, and after this job ends I promise to get down there and help out a little. Mom