So, it’s been a crazy few weeks (months?!) around here and more often than not I find myself feeling very overwhelmed and completely not prepared, adequate or capable of fulfilling my calling as a homeschooling mama! Some days I wonder if my husband and I even heard right when we were called to homeschool. Surely God didn’t really mean us, our imperfect, sometimes lazy, consistently inconsistent selves to homeschool these 5 blessings He has entrusted with us?! And then it happens, those little shining moments when God realizes I need some affirmation and encouragement… or else!! Sometimes those moments come when I overhear my older son encouraging his younger brother while they are building Lego’s or when a math concept that we’ve gone over and over and over finally clicks, or better yet, when we go out to a restaurant and get compliments on how well behaved the children are! And sometimes, when those kind of moments have been few and far between and I’m beating myself up about my inadequacy and feeling guilty, something else happens. I go to the mailbox and find “Encouragement” wrapped in plastic with the name of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine!
Just this spring, after the baby was born and we’d spent way more time “living life” than “doing school”, I was pretty sure my kids would never get past the 4th grade, let alone graduate, and I was feeling the big “GUILT” for never measuring up, when I read the most encouraging article by Deb Wuehler. It was in the Spring 2010 issue titled “That Guilty Feeling”. As I read, I discovered that I’m not the only one that feels guilty, that she feels the *same* way! A homeschooling mama of 8, that works for a magazine about homeschooling for goodness’ sake and she feels the *same* way..that she feels guilt about being inadequate, about not getting it all done, about her children and the way they behave and feeling like they don’t fit in! Wow…I finished reading that article with tears in my eyes and a renewed sense of hope for our homeschooling future! She reminded me to look to the One who has called us on this journey. To remember that I’m not supposed to have it all figured out, but that I am supposed to lean on Him “…for my strength is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Cor. 12:9
There have been many such moments when I’ve been so very thankful for the subscription to The Old Schoolhouse Magazine and I am happy to share with you a special opportunity to receive the same blessing for a very small cost! In fact, it was this very offer last year that enabled me to purchase the magazine and receive the encouragement I so desperately needed early this Spring!
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