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We Can Do Hard Things

The big question right now is whether or not our kids will go back to the classroom as they have done so many years in the past.

My first reaction is “For the love of God, NO! Don’t make me ‘homeschool’ my kids again.”

It was hard. It was stressful. I run a business full time. I have a house to maintain. Helping my kids with their schoolwork is a terrible idea. They will fail under my guidance. I am not a good teacher. I lack the patience and knowledge. I forgot everything I learned when I was in 7th grade.

But we are healthy, and I want to keep it that way. It is my focus, my aim. It is the thing I use for making all my decisions right now. When I keep that in focus, my ‘why’, I can hear the music que up like Rocky climbing up the stairs and pumping his fists in the air. This is a marathon and I will run it. The whole course. Not giving up.

I can do hard things. I am strong. My mind is clear and open to learning middle school math.  This is just a season in my life. In this season I am required to do hard things. I do not need to worry about what everyone else is doing. Other people may make choices I do not agree with, that is o.k. It is their right. I will stay in my lane, focusing on my family.

I will have days where I fail, but I will continue the course. Focused. I will do my part to keep my family healthy and strong. I will say a prayer every day for the school staff and all the other parents as we face this interesting school year.

We are a team, a community. When one of us does well, we all do well. When one of us needs a hand up, we reach out. When we all protect the health of our families, we are protecting the entire community. Be strong. We can do this!

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