Well, you would think that after so many years of homeschooling I wouldn't ever have a case of the Mondays. Yes, you might think that...but alas, it isn't so.
I actually think that as long as I am homeschooling, I will have hard days. There's a reason for those hard days; homeschooling is hard work! It's life-changing work ~ perhaps even world-changing work in that we're training the next generation for Christ. Perhaps if I never had any hard days, that would be an indicator that I might be missing the mark. Perhaps my hard days, every case of the Mondays, are my personal litmus test as to whether or not I'm doing what I ought to be doing.
The main thing I ought to be doing day in and day out is teaching my children at home. Without finding "escapes" when the days are long and attitudes are poor. Without complaining to my husband or friends about the woes of my daily life. Without yelling at my kids for my own faults and failings. If I'm called to homeschool, then I ought to be homeschooling...even when I get a bad case of the Mondays.
So how do I keep on keeping on even on the hard days? By the Lord's grace, that's how. Trusting Him moment by moment, asking Him to lead me and instruct me all throughout the day. The hard days draw me closer to Him, and make me more dependent on Him. In that way the hard days really are the best days.
Don't run from your Mondays. Embrace them. Entrust them to His care and His wisdom. Expect to see Him moving in your life, and your children's lives, especially on Mondays :)
Lord bless you today!
Day 275 done :)
Jan L. Burt