A Blog Devoted to Encouraging Homeschooling Mothers

A Blog Devoted to Encouraging Homeschooling Mothers
The Burts in 2013

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Coping With Illness in Your Homeschool This Winter?

I have to say, this winter has been rough on our family in terms of illness. Rather than try and figure out all the many ills that have plagued us, I'll just refer to the whole lot in general as "the crud". From late November until, well, now, we've been relying on Lysol spray, Kleenex, Clorox wipes and a whole lot of prayer as we battle "the crud".

How have things been for your family this winter? Hopefully you have been blessed and avoided all the illness going around. But if you haven't been able to dodge the sickness bullet, be encouraged that the time spent "trapped and sick" at home doesn't have to be wasted time. Given to the Lord, it can actually become a time of refreshing and blessing. After all, nothing is wasted in God's economy.

Spend time resting, talking, playing board games, reading as a family, and accomplishing your daily school work at a more relaxed pace. When everyone is well, we tend to do too much ~ rushing from one activity to the next, eating in the car via a drive-thru, and in general failing to enjoy the time we have together as a family. No, it isn't pleasant being sick; but it can be seen as a blessing if we choose the proper perspective.

Have a tremendously blessed day today, whether ill or well, and ask the Lord to give you times of refreshing in whatever season you find yourself!

Lord bless you today!

Day 253 done :)

Jan L. Burt

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