Here’s how British author G.K. Chesterton explained the mammoth task of motherhood. He said, “How can it be a large career to tell other people about the Rule of Three, and a small career to tell one's own children about the universe? How can it be broad to be the same thing to everyone and narrow to be everything to someone?” This week on Home School Heartbeat, HSLDA staff members share some words of praise and encouragement for the mothers in their lives.
I’m Mike Farris, and I’m going to tell you about my wife Vickie. We now have five married daughters; four of those are already mothers. I look at those girls and see how they are raising their children and I realize, they’re just doing what Vickie did. Vickie has done so much good for her own family as a model that I give her great praise as a mother.
Hi, I’m Kaylyn Carlson, and I’m a writer and editor for HSLDA. My mother homeschooled me and my brother for about 20 years and she had multiple sclerosis the whole time that she did it. My mom has the soul of a pioneer and she’s done whatever she had to, to do her absolute best to homeschool me and my brother. And I owe a lot now, in the way that I live my life, to my mother’s example. Thanks Mom! Happy Mother’s Day.
My name is Peter LaRock, and I’m a legal assistant here at HSLDA. One thing I really appreciate about my mom and about my wife now is how they both manage to find time and love for our entire family as it grows. We have two kids now; maybe before we had our second child we had already felt like we were working at full capacity, but she’s still a hundred percent devoted to loving me and each child we have.