Sometime yesterday afternoon I sat down to catch up on a little blog reading. I enjoy reading the blogs of other homeschoolers because the glimpse into their lives often reassures me that I am not alone. There is something affirming about knowing that others go through the same things that you do. And they make it through. I also enjoy other homeschooler's blogs because of the wealth of ideas and information that I obtain.
But yesterday I received something more from a homeschooler's blog. I received a blessing. As I began reading this post, by Angie-The Pebblekeeper, the similarities to my own feelings struck me. I'm not alone. Someone else is struggling under the weight of it all. But it didn't stop there. Angie's post directed me to a blog called a holy experience and the post, How to Read the Scales and Find Your Perfect Weight. As I read the words there I felt the weight shift from my shoulders.
The joy of living a life for Christ, the beauty of the world, and the privilege of being called mother far outweigh the bad. And what's even more precious, those burdens, these weights we carry around: He will carry them for us if we let Him.