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Do Not Give Up

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There may be day or two that I watch the bus go by and {for a split second} contemplate flagging the driver down. Usually though, that’s when the driver is bringing kids home from school. {grins}


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Not every day is perfect in our homeschool time. We get frustrated with each other and lose our patience. Some days there are tears as children claim they cannot do what is being asked of them. Some days there are tears from me and I wonder if I can do what is being asked of me.

Can I encourage you? Do not give up.

Yes, there are moments when you might be pushed to the brink of frustration, but there will also be moments like this…


This moment just makes my heart soar. The boy who fights me endlessly about reading, voluntarily picked up a book to read to his younger brother. To further knock me off my feet, he announced that the book was full of onomatopoeia. {I may have almost fallen over when he said that word – unprompted!}.

Can I encourage you? Do not give up.

Yes, there will be moments of frustration and moments when you may want to pull your hair out.

But the sweet moments that you catch your children in together, moments having a little one snuggled on your lap, hearing first words sounded out, and watching those ‘lightbulb’ moments in your children – those are priceless moments.

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Homeschooling will have ups and downs. You can do it – and I’m here to encourage you along the way.

You, momma, are doing a great job. Hang in there.

Do not give up.

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  1. I NEEDED THIS! (Caps on purpose!) Thanks, Jolanthe! There are days when I wonder if it wouldn’t be better to send our five boys to school, but then I realize it’s just because I’m overwhelmed and not allowing God to help me. Thanks for the encouragement.

  2. Oh Jolanthe,
    Thank you for this post. Reading it I went through the feelings of the despair that we homeschoolers know so well yet I was picked up and flew on the wings of happiness and hope, ready to conquer another year. The lightbulb moments are priceless!

  3. This made me tear up today. Thank you for posting it. I needed the encouragement!

  4. Thanks. Really needed that today!

  5. disqus_kg8fKXSlPi says

    Needed to hear someone say that today. Thanks :)

  6. My heart just soared for you! Never thought I would get little teary-eyed over the word onomatopoeia! What a great teacher he has!

  7. Such great timing! I am only teaching kindergarten, but there are many days I think she’d be better off being taught by a stranger. We butt heads sometimes and I can get frustrated. I’m working so hard to be uplifting and not point out things she can’t do that other kids her age are doing in public school. It helps for me to stay off the internet and remember that we are choosing a more laid back approach at this age on purpose!

  8. Thank you for the encouragement and back at you.

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