"Homeschooling is one of our responses to preserve all things Catholic. This is our cross. Let us not come down from such a privileged place. Yes it's hard! But it's a privileged place. And when you are privileged, it's gonna be hard...."
This is just one of the many inspiring quotes from a sermon/talk I have been listening to multiple times this past week. It is long (about 45 minutes), but I can't tell you how much I needed to hear these words of encouragement as we begin our new school year. It has been a challenging week for sure, including moments of frustration and tears (It is hard work home educating a large family, especially with the added challenge of learning challenges and toddlers), but I'm trying my best to love my cross while thanking God for the privileges He has given me... And I am so thankful it is FRIDAY and we all survived our first official week!
Don't drag the Cross...Carry it squarely on your shoulder, because your Cross, if you carry it so, will not be just any Cross: it will be... the Holy Cross. Don't bear your Cross with resignation: resignation is not a generous word. Love the Cross. When you really love it, your Cross will be... a Cross, without a Cross. And surely you, like Him, will find Mary on the way.
~ Saint Josemaria Escrivá