Wednesday, October 29, 2008
When I was a young girl I was on the cheerleading squad at my Christian school. It was a fun job and I felt that we were able to help our team by raising their spirit's and cheering them on!
Now, I'm 41 years old and a homeschool mom of six. Lately, I've been having some trouble with discouragement with homeschooling and other areas of my life. How did I get through all of this? The first thing I did was to turn to God, then my husband. You see, my husband is my cheerleader. This combination got me through and now things are looking hopeful again.
I found myself talking to a group of women at our homeschool coop last week and found out that they are also going through seasons of discouragement. They pointed out that they can't confide in some of their friends or family members because they don't understand homeschooling and may not be encouraging. One woman said that if it hadn't been for her husband being her cheerleader, she probably wouldn't be schooling her kids today.
This made sense to me. Cheerleaders are not just for sports games, we all need cheerleaders in our lives. Not the kind with pom pom's (although the candy kind wouldn't hurt!), but the encouraging kind. So, do you have cheerleaders in your life? Who are they? I'd love for you to leave me a comment, letting me know who your cheerleaders are.