As homeschool moms, we wonder about our kids perspective when all is said and done with their home education. Will they look back on school at home with fond memories, regret missing out on the traditional school experience, or would they even consider homeschooling their own kids?
Below you will find words of encouragement from a recent homeschool graduate to serve as a reminder that your job does not go unnoticed by your kids and it is worth it.
Liberty, the author of “Dear Homeschool Mom,” not only embraced her homeschool education but was also inspired to homeschool her future kids. She has grown into a hardworking woman inspired to encourage other women in their walk of life, and so I share her letter to us as homeschool moms.
Dear Homeschool Moms: You Are Heroines & Angels
Dear Homeschool Moms,
You have volunteered for one of the craziest, cuddliest, most demanding jobs in the whole world.
I admire you. You’re my real-life heroines. You are who I aspire to be to my future children.
You are the ones with the exceptional commitment to pour your very life and heart into our lives and futures—every single day.
You often neglect your own “friend time” just to hang out with us.
You set aside personal hobbies to spend more time teaching us.
You fall behind on your social media feeds.
You spend long nights in tears praying for us.
You patiently teach and reteach the same long-division concept day after day, till you and us are dreaming about division brackets.
You balance maintaining the perfect house you dream of with imperfect kids.
You make the weekly trip to the grocery store an adventure in arithmetic.
You take us to the park during school hours so we can play big-kid style without running over little ones.
You read us classics and transport us to other worlds.
You hold us in your arms when we scrape our knees and hold our hands and listen when we feel betrayed.
You kiss us when we’re little and try to when we’re older, and we know you’ll never let go of us in your heart.
You keep on teaching even when you feel inadequate or tired or see career opportunities that would take you away from the familiar dining room table piled with books and papers, pencils and eraser bits, snacks and flashcards, Legos and manipulatives, tablets and laptops, the baby in the car seat and the cat perched at the head of the table.
You mean more to us than we could ever say!
For our sakes, you refuse to bow to peer pressure when told, “They won’t be socialized!” “You’re ruining your kids’ future!” “What’s wrong with public schools? What are you afraid of?” “Aww, c’mon! We have really awesome schools here!”
You persevere in trials and teach us to laugh in adversity.
You fill your days with selfless sacrifice and faithful teaching. You fill our days with unconditional love, peaceful security, and the knowledge and character we must learn.
Believe me, we do not forget.
Such other-worldly self-sacrifice to help us in a million ways, coach us through life, teach us what we need to learn, instill in us a love of learning, inspire us to grow, mentor us in developing personal integrity, love us unconditionally, discipline us to point us in the right direction, and motivate us to pursue our dreams, is nothing short of miraculous.
For this and much, much more, we are forever grateful.
“Oh, I could never do that,” other women longingly remark to you about educating us at home. They speak as if you were… well… super moms.
You ARE super moms!
Thank you for never giving up on us!
May God bless you for all you’ve done and all you will do (because a homeschool mother’s job is never done).
Angels have another name: homeschool mom.
Love you forever,
Liberty, Homeschool Graduate
Creator of Queens of Grace
About the Author of “Dear Homeschool Mom”
Liberty is a nineteen-year-old homeschool graduate and lifelong entrepreneur who eagerly anticipates becoming a homeschool mom herself. She wrote a free eBook for homeschool entrepreneurs called 27 Real-Life Business Ideas for Young Entrepreneurs: Build a Money-Making Machine with a Rock Solid Business Plan, which includes a small-business plan template. You can find her building a welcoming community for women desiring beautiful femininity at www.QueensOfGrace.com.
Liberty and I happened to “meet” in a chat during a webinar that we both attended. We began emailing after I shared in the chat that I was blogging about homeschooling. She has served as an encouragement to me in our email exchanges with her quick wit and uplifting attitude. It is apparent that she genuinely cares about other women feeling confident in their choices.
This letter to the homeschool mom has encouraged me that I may not be a total basket case in my kids’ eyes! 😆
If you have children that are old enough to begin considering ways to make some cash on their own, I encourage you to sign up to receive her free eBook. As an experienced homeschooler, she shares some great ways that your pre-teens or teens can start earning their own income. Who wouldn’t want that?!?
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You totally got this!! ✋