Letting Them Go
Letter to My Fellow Mom
Dear Moms in Transition,
Today I am sharing a piece of my heart with you, I'm struck by the mix of emotions swirling within me. Life has a way of surprising us, doesn't it? You think you going in one direction and then BOOM you are pulled into the complete opposite direction. I think I’ve experienced north, east, south and west this pas seven days.
For the past nearly four years, I've been the captain of our homeschool ship, navigating the waters, waves and surfing of learning. So many shared moments with my precious ones. But this year, 2024, a new chapter began—one that feels like the balls (and emotions) have multiplied, and each one represents a different facet of our family life.
The decision to send some of my children to school while continuing to homeschool others has awakened so many emotions. How will I manage? Not with four kids at home, but without four kids at home. Will I drop some balls along the way? Can I find the balance?
The uncertainties for me are like puzzle pieces scattered, and the picture they will form remains unclear and I think it will for a couple of months or even years. But, in the midst of this uncertainty, I must have faith that this is the right way to go. It was never my idea or plan but I raised kids to dream and think for themselves.
I believe that God has a plan—a grand design that unfolds in ways we may not comprehend. I certainly don’t at all times. While I struggle with the challenges of juggling school schedules, lesson plans, and the unique needs of each child, I trust that He is orchestrating something beautiful. It’s already a beautiful story.
It may not be an easy journey, and trust me seven days in, it hasn’t been an easy journey but I know there will undoubtedly be moments when I question my ability to keep all the balls in the air. In those moments, I choose to anchor myself in the assurance that His plan for us is one of prosperity and growth.(Always as a family)
Change is never easy, especially when it reshapes a routine that has become the fabric of our daily lives. The prospect of transitioning from the comforting cocoon of homeschooling to the bustling world of school schedules feels daunting. But, I remind myself and I know this, that growth often occurs in the discomfort of change. I know, who wants change?
To the moms who, like me, are stepping into the unknown with a mixture of tears and hope, let's walk this path together. Let's lean on our faith, support one another, and acknowledge that it's okay not to have all the answers now. We may drop a ball or two, but in those moments, let's also celebrate the strength that arises from embracing change.
As we entre this new season of juggling different roles and responsibilities, may we find see grace and have faith to navigate the transitions, the wisdom to discern God's plan, and the courage to trust that, in His hands, every ball we juggle is a step toward a future filled with His abundant blessings.