We all need a little encouragement sometimes 🙂
Encouragement is simply giving someone support, confidence, or hope; persuasion to do or continue to do something; or the act of trying to stimulate the development of an activity, state, or belief. (New Oxford American Dictionary)
I like to picture it this way: enCOURAGEment—helping another have the COURAGE to do that which they have been called to do.
We all need courage, the ability to do something that frightens us a bit. And homeschooling our children and teens may seem a bit scary at times.
It Takes a Bit of Support
Last year while on vacation to Colorado my boys talked me into doing a ropes course. Heights don’t bother me too much, so I wasn’t really worried. Besides, they have great safety gear (and this I know because more than once I found myself dangling in the air).
So when we were challenged to climb up a pole to a little platform and jump to what looked like a circus trapeze bar, I didn’t hesitate. No problem, I thought. But then I realized just how small the platform on top was, and noticed the pole seemed to be swaying just a bit—a bit more than I was comfortable with.
Even though I knew I had the safety gear on, I had to convince myself that I could do it. I could stand up, legs shaking on that little platform, swaying slightly in the wind, and jump to the bar like a middle-aged circus performer. And guess what? I did.
But without knowing that there was something there to save me if I fell, I never would have done it. Support gave me the courage to do it.
The Support You Need
Research shows that homeschooling is an effective way to educate children. So many have gone before you, and are ready to help you along the way. This is a place that I hope you find
- Support for this homeschooling adventure
- Confidence to teach your children at home
- Hope in the midst of the struggles
- Courage to keep going
- Motivation to follow through
You have the support you need. So go ahead, jump.
Needing Some Encouragement Right Now?
As a mom?
In your faith?
In your homeschooling?