Thursday, October 21, 2010

Finally! Success!

As a homeschooling mom, one often wonders if she is getting through to her students, her children.  Is it working?  Does something need to change?  Do they 'get it'?   Do they need to be challenged more or do they need to spend more time on a certain subject or problem? 

For me, these questions go through my mind daily.   I am juggling a 4th grader and 2-1st graders and a kindergartener.  I wonder at my children.  As I am teaching them, I am often re-teaching myself!  It suprises me often how much I either did not learn or failed to remember!  Either way, I find it fantastic that I am learning once again, even if it is grammar school subjects :) 

Today was a terrific day. 

Minus the torn into bag of trash and minus the cracked eggs on our kitchen floor and all the other things that happened b/c I simply turned my head for a short minute. 

Today was a terrific day.

It was terrific b/c a certain child 'finally got it'. 
It was a terrific day b/c I was there to see her confidence rise. 
It was a terrific day b/c I got to give her a great big hug and words of affirmation. 
It was a terrific day b/c I know she has been struggling with reading for the last 2 years.  I know the pain and frustration she has been enduring.  I know the lonely feeling she has felt as her peers flew ahead of her with reading.  I know b/c I am her Mom.  I know b/c she is my child.  I know b/c she is my student.  I am the Mom and being the Mom brings the gift of being able to feel exactly what my child is going through.

It was a terrific day b/c the once reluctant, shy child who claimed she could not read, has boldly claimed today that "I can read, Mom!"

Tis' a Terrific day, indeed!
Thank You God for this blessing.

God bless,
Mary

4 comments:

midwestmom3 said...

Congratulations to both of you! Hope you have just as wonderful day tomorrow.

Mary said...

Thanks so much!!! :)
God bless,
Mary @ Cheerios

NuthinLikeGatorMama said...

Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!

Katherine said...

Congratulations! I SO cannot wait for that day!