The Power of Moms to do What Must Be Done
Last Wednesday was very trying as the school phone calls, teacher emails, and child meltdowns were at an all time high. It was becoming so stressful for everyone that it was time to make a drastic change. With much consideration my husband and I chose to remove Munchkin from school to homeschool her. For good this time. POOF! Just like that, our world was about to change. Part of me was disappoint, but I was not surprised. We took on that risk when we moved to PA and enrolled Samantha in private school. The other part of me was relieved. Since the beginning of the school year I have had the "gut" feeling it was coming. My stomach was literally in knots. We only delayed what my gut already knew. I am not a stranger to homeschooling. I homeschooled Samantha for Pre-K and Kindergarten. As I went to bed that night I was reflecting on where we are something profound hit me. It came to me earlier that day while we were at therapy.
I was sitting in the waiting room, with several other parents, who were waiting for their children to return from group therapy. A friend of mine knew of our recent change and asked me about our homeschooling situation. Immediately, I saw two other women look up from their phones to listen to my reply. As I spoke, the questions began to come.They asked what that meant in relation to public school. I answered. I explained why I felt this was best for Samantha. One women said she had been considering it for her daughter that she was willing to quit her current job to be home with her.
That's when I was reminded of the power, strength, and sacrifice of Moms.
From the moment our children are born we put them first. Poof! In that moment our lives change. We don't think about what must be done. We just do. We go through countless hours of sleepless nights, mountains dirty diapers, and miles of slobber. We find ways to manage our homes, our careers, and take care of our family with such care. We are willing to put hobbies, careers, and friendships on hold if it is best for them. Our worry, our effort, nor our love is too great for anything that may come.
I find this Mom Super power awe-inspiring. You are inspiring. Quietly in the backgrounds Moms everywhere are fighting some of the greatest battles, taking on such high demands, and yet with such love, care, and grace. I know it's not with hardship, failures, or tears. Never the less, Moms will get back up. They will keep going. They will keep fighting.