Being a Thankful Homeschool Mom
Do we always remember to be a thankful homeschool mom?? Being a homeschool mom can be pretty tough. If we are honest, days can get downright ridiculous sometimes! We are juggling taking care of the house, our children, their education, and our husband. Despite what many people may think, our schedules are so full, we can barely make time to shower.
In the midst of all our craziness, we can get frustrated with the tasks that are laid before us. Our minds fill up with all of the things that we have to accomplish today, tomorrow, the next day, next month, next year…. and we forget the most important things.
No matter how hard our day is, I can’t stress enough the importance of being a thankful homeschool mom.
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Being a Thankful Homeschool Mom
Let me tell you this little story…
The other evening I was washing the rest of my dishes (that wouldn’t fit in the dishwasher) by hand. This is one of my least favorite chores. I had just finished cleaning up a huge mess from dinner, and I was on the last dish.
My floors had been swept. The table had been wiped down. Everything was about to be finished in the kitchen, and I was going to go relax for the evening with the family.
Apparently, my toddler had different plans!
My then two-year-old daughter grabbed a cup full of tea off of the counter and proceeded to dump the whole thing on my floor!!
Let me tell you… I was super frustrated! It had been a long day. I said “Ugh!! You have got to be kidding me!!!”
Just as soon as the words left my lips, a gentle voice spoke to me. It was God.
He said: “You should be thanking me that you have a home to clean up.”
I felt so horrible! I immediately asked God to forgive me and started thanking him for the home that we have.
Reasons To Be a Thankful Homeschool Mom
You know, so many times we get so wrapped up in everyday life, that we forget to be thankful.
When was the last time you thanked God for your home, your car, your finances, or the clothes on your back?
Here are 7 good reasons we should all be a thankful homeschool mom:
- A home.
- Staying at Home
- Getting to teach your children
- Watching your kids grow and learn.
- Having food to cook for your family.
- Getting great deals on curriculum.
- Great Weather (How else would your kids get to go out for that nature walk?
The list could go on and on for days!
Whenever you get in a rut, or you start feeling overwhelmed with the life of a homeschool mom, just look around. You have so much to be thankful for!!
Psalm 136 Says This:
O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.2 O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever.3 O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever
.4 To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for ever.5 To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endureth for ever.6 To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endureth for ever.7 To him that made great lights: for his mercy endureth for ever:8 The sun to rule by day: for his mercy endureth for ever:
9 The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endureth for ever.10 To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn: for his mercy endureth for ever:11 And brought out Israel from among them: for his mercy endureth for ever:12 With a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm: for his mercy endureth for ever.
13 To him which divided the Red sea into parts: for his mercy endureth for ever:14 And made Israel to pass through the midst of it: for his mercy endureth for ever:15 But overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red sea: for his mercy endureth for ever.
16 To him which led his people through the wilderness: for his mercy endureth for ever.17 To him which smote great kings: for his mercy endureth for ever:18 And slew famous kings: for his mercy endureth for ever:19 Sihon king of the Amorites: for his mercy endureth for ever:20 And Og the king of Bashan: for his mercy endureth for ever:
21 And gave their land for an heritage: for his mercy endureth for ever:22 Even an heritage unto Israel his servant: for his mercy endureth for ever.23 Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endureth for ever:24 And hath redeemed us from our enemies: for his mercy endureth for ever.25 Who giveth food to all flesh: for his mercy endureth for ever.26 O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth for ever.
I challenge you to start a gratitude journal. Every day, write something down that you are thankful for.
Also, check out this post on gratitude journal prompts for a boost of thankfulness.
Let me know why you are thankful as a homeschool mom in the comments.