homeschool mama: if you want to do this homeschool thing, don’t give up

Keep going, Homeschool Mama.

If you’re a homeschool mama who needs a bit of encouragement in this season, I dedicate this poem to you.

When things go wrong as they sometimes will,

When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,

When the funds are low and the debts are high,

And you want to smile, but have to sigh,

When care is pressing you down a bit–

Rest if you must, but don’t quit.

Life is strange with its twists and turns,

As every one of us sometimes learns,

And many a fellow turns about

When he might have won had he stuck it out.

Don’t give up though the pace seems slow–

You may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than

It seems to a fair and faltering man,

Often the struggler has given up

When he might have captured th victor’s cup,

And he learned too late when night came down,

How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out–

The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,

And you never can tell how close you are,

It may be near when it seems afar,

So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit,–

It’s when things seem worst that you mustn’t quit”.

And remember, When you’ve exhausted all possibilities, remember, you haven’t…

Thomas Edison

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