I see you.
You, up researching different methods of homeschooling and curriculums into the wee hours of the night.
You, trying to thrive on one income and an old car with multiple children and still have money to put towards curriculum and supplies and outside activities.
You, trying to explain to your partner and extended family why homeschooling meets your children’s needs so well.
You, who hasn’t done a good job going to the doctor or dentist for yourself in quite awhile because it means dragging four children with you whom you homeschool without much in the way of support or breaks.
You, single mom, working and still making homeschooling work.
You, who has the child with the hardest things on the inside that no one recognizes in your child. You see the depression, the anxiety, the anger – and you keep on researching, getting help, and putting one foot in front of the other.
You, who has the child with learning disabilities that you are working so hard with one one one and wondering if it is enough or if other people will see homeschooling as the reason your child is behind instead of being possibly ahead of where he or she would be in other settings
You, who has the twice exceptional child wondering how to make the most of homeschooling for giftedness but also the most out of all therapy, rehabiliation, and doctor’s appointments.
You, who are agonizing over homeschooling high school – if it’s the best thing, the right thing, how to do it, will it screw up their lives forever?
You, trying to pick the best read-alouds and worrying how to get the best education to your children and meet all the needs.
You, trying to juggle the house, a baby, a toddler, a preschooler, and the grades.
You, trying not be tired at night after a full day of homeschooling so you can be awake enough to converse with your partner.
You, in the trenches. I see you. I see the wholeness of you and you are enough. You are worthy, you are wonderful.
You are doing a great job. We are all a mess and we are all beautiful. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
Blessings and love,