I’ve been participating in the ABCs of homeschooling blog hop over at 5 Kids and a Dog. This week’s featured letter is E, which leads me to my biggest homeschooling struggle:
E is for… enough.
Enough, as in, I don’t need to compare myself with other homeschooling moms. Even if they’re amazing and have beautiful blogs with photos of their adorable children and neat and tidy homes and creative projects and wonderful field trips and… and… and…
Because what I’m really comparing myself to is everyone else… not just one homeschooling mom, but a conglomeration of everyone who accomplishes every cool idea on every single blog. And writes a book about it. She’s the Proverbs 31 woman, and then some.
But some imaginary mom isn’t the mom my kids need. They need me. They need me to be here and, yes, to be responsible. To take care of their education and make sure everyone’s learning; to make sure everyone has clean clothes and nutritious food. But they don’t need me to be stressing out about all the things I’m not doing. They need me to do enough.
I don’t need to be Super Mom. I just need to be me. That’s enough.
“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9