I came across a poem a year or so ago shared by a fellow home educating sister. Today, I was sifting through some old notebooks and came across it again and can’t remember if I shared it or not. Well, here it is:
“I hope that my child
Looking back on today
Remembers a Mother who had time to play
Children grow up while you are not looking
There’ll be years ahead for cleaning and cooking
So hush now cobwebs, dust go to sleep
I am home educating my children, and children don’t keep”. (I changed the last line to fit in with home ed).
Home Ed is no easy task and sometimes we may lose sight of what is important and get caught up in trying to keep the house tidy and clean, and everything pristine in full working order. But we need to remember that these little people who were born with fitrah are an amanah from Allah to us and we need to return them to Him in the best possible way. May Allah keep us focussed on what is important and not get preoccupied with that which really isn’t important for them or for us – in dunya and in akhirah. Ameen.