Today marks the first day of our second semester homeschooling. I’m extremely happy at the progress my kids have made so far this school year. I was looking over their I.E.P.’s and filling in the dates when they had completed specific goals and be moaning that we were three weeks behind in History. I started to beat myself up emotionally about being behind in History and I stopped myself. I realized that first of all, my kids weren’t getting a dedicated History course in public school. Second, we were 3 lessons behind schedule because we were blessed with a field trip, an opportunity to bless another couple and I had been sick, so not getting a History lesson completed because we focused on Math, Science, and Language Arts while I was sick was completely fine.
I told Satan to take off. I don’t want to spend my time as a homeschool Mom frustrated and angry with myself because a lesson doesn’t get done on the day I slated it four months earlier. I know that I won’t do everything perfectly as a homeschooling Mom, and no one says I have to be perfect. I just need to keep following the my Lord who grants me perfect peace. And that makes perfect sense to me!