Tuesday, February 16, 2010
The Teacher's Lounge happens one Monday night a month. Others watch our kids while we discuss school -- things like spelling, math, and reading. But it quickly goes to cleaning, parenting, in-laws, nutrition and gardening and getting stains of clothing or the mildew out of towels. It moves to prayer requests for loss of jobs, cancer, children, health issues.
We chat about tutorials and co-ops. And our children. Of course, we expound about our children. We talk about wanting to give up and send them to the big brick school building down the street. Which some of us have done and will do. And that is okay. But when we say it here in The Lounge it is not bait for the critics to say "Aha, see I told you that you shouldn't do this." No, here in The Lounge we admit that it is hard and that we're discouraged. And we look up to see sympathetic faces and a few good ideas. And the next day we are spurred on to keep going and to keep trying.
I am so thankful for The Lounge. We share. We talk. We laugh.
Some of us have one child. Some have two or three or four or six or eight children. Some have taken kids in and out of public/private school. Some have home schooled from the beginning. Some of us have brilliant children, some struggle with learning disabilities. Some of us have average children.
Some of us are from Tennessee with family all-around and some of us are from out of state with family far away. Some have friends down the street. Some don't. But we all love God, our husbands, our children and our job as Teacher Mom.
And we all Laugh!
The Laughter is our M0nthly Camaraderie Medicine. And it helps.
It surely inspires me to "not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." (Galatians 6:9)
Thanks my Teacher's Lounge friends. Thankful, thankful, thankful I am for all of you.
How about you? What do you have in your life that encourages you to not grow weary in doing good?