Momma, you know what the word endurance means. It means being able to keep going when you just want to stop. Well, not exactly, but some days it does! Working on this week of Blogging Through the Alphabet, the only thing I could think of when thinking of the letter E was Endurance.
I am super happy you are joining myself and Annette from A Net in Time for our 5th week of blogging through the alphabet. This week we are focusing on the letter E. I am super excited to share my letter with you, and cannot wait to read to what you have to share with me for your letter this week!
Dictionary.com defines endurance as: 1. the fact or power of enduring or bearing pain, hardships, etc. 2. the ability or strength to continue or last, especially despite fatigue, stress, or other adverse conditions; stamina 3. lasting quality; duration, 4. something endured, as a hardship; trial.
Looking at this definition, tell me, as a homeschool mom, you have not felt any of these at some point or another! I can personally say that I have done 3 of the 4 in this last week alone.
the fact or power of enduring or bearing pain, hardships, etc.
Many of the families that homeschool are from one income families. Finding the budget system that works to not only support the family and bills not to mention the added supplies of homeschooling, means that you must endure some hardships along the way. Sometimes the hardships are small, having to wait until payday to buy something like paper towels or paper plates. Sometimes those hardships are big, like when your main income source suddenly has surgery and you don’t have a savings set up like you have always talked about doing.
the ability or strength to continue or last, especially despite fatigue, stress, or other adverse conditions; stamina.
We may joke about our need for coffee or caffeine, heck we even have memes about how tired we get. But we know this is true. We endure during stress or fatigue, knowing that our kids need us to. We need to make sure that we have them fed and that they are learning every day. Maybe we don’t always follow the lesson plan, but we need to make sure they are learning while in the homeschool. We put ourselves to the side, knowing that one more cup of coffee will help us get through the next math lesson, and we just do it!
lasting quality; duration.
Through it all, we don’t slack in the quality of learning and love we give our families. We endure and know that they deserve this and will remember this. Knowing that we love them, no matter what life is throwing at us. Knowing that we made sure they were getting the best education that we could give them and knowing that through it all, we endured and gave them the best quality that we could.
something endured, as a hardship; trial.
While not every day is a trial, we know that have gone through the trials before. We know that we will go through them again. Because of our endurance, we know that we will make it through each one that comes our way. Our children will watch this. They will learn from us that even when the times were tough, we endured and pushed through. We did all that was possible through the hardship to keep our heads up. And they will remember this when their time comes, as much as we don’t want it to, we know it will. And we will watch them show the endurance they watched and learned from us!
Keep up the endurance momma! You got this!
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