Getting ready to graduate your last homeschooler? Elizabeth Smith says it took a strong prayer life to make that transition from homeschool mom to just mom. Tune in for more on today’s Home School Heartbeat with HSLDA President Mike Smith.
For moms getting ready to graduate their last homeschooled child, this transition can be difficult. Elizabeth, during this time in your life, when you were feeling burned out and trying to figure out where the Lord was leading you, what would you do?
What I learned was that what I needed to do was the next thing. Put one foot in front of the other and do what the Lord had placed before me. In the early years of homeschooling, I would feel frustration and I would turn to you and expect you to fix my problem. Fortunately for you and for me and for our children, I grew a little bit out of that idea. And I realized that my real source was in the Lord and that when I would learn to pray to him and seek his help and guidance, he came through for me every time. And so, when I had the burnt-out feeling or I felt I needed a little extra strength, I really began to rely and develop a prayer life that sustained me and I would also go and talk to other homeschoolers, veterans, moms who had been there. And I learned that fellowship was invaluable, staying close to women who had a heart just like mine for their children.
Well, thank you Elizabeth that is very helpful. Until next time, I’m Mike Smith.