Its the last end of the stretch!
One more class and we will have made it through both my boys busy semester schedule! Only a few more weeks and my daughters classes will be completed for the semester. A huge sigh of relief from all of us.
I homeschooled to create more freedom in our life and instead I piled on schedules and homework and too much on my to do list! I am completely exhausted. We all hung in there but we are all very excited that this semester is going to be over and we can start fresh after Christmas break. That consists of us reprioritizing our time again. We will be cutting down on classes and enjoying homeschool at home like we had planned. We will be picking and choosing more wisely what we want to do and what we don’t.
This was a good lesson for me in realizing that I try to do too much. I want my kids to have and do everything. I want to be all things to all people. I try so hard yet I fall so short. I failed in so many ways.
But they can’t have it all and I can’t be all. There’s one person that loses out the most in all of it and it is me.
Then when they lose me, my husband and my kids lose out because I have gone to be a completely crazy mommy.
But the great thing is that I learned something during this time of chaos and I will be better for it. Its not the end of the world though I feel some stress and I need a really good get away somewhere. I have tried to use my time wisely and keep a smile. I feel the weight. I am exhausted. With organization, a large notepad, a pen, a calendar, and lots of prayer to keep up with life the last 4 months, we have all completed this season.
That’s what it is a season. I am taking this and growing and learning and I can not wait for the next few months.
I will be choosing this moment to smile and to laugh and breathe in life.
I hope everyone has a great week and who else is looking forward to the Christmas season! ? I love all these sparkly lights everywhere. It helps where we live which is very dark this time year. It can be so joyous if we just sit back and breathe it all in a little!
~Be the Light~