For the days when being a homeschooling parent seems like a double-shift without any coffee or treats.
"Teaching is a spiritual exercise. It is not a dispensing machine of facts. Teaching is a deeply emotional and intellectual exercise. You are not only helping the formation of other humans, but you are shaping your own."
~Pastor Brito, A Brief Exhortation to Teachers
That last line could be summed up in one theological word: sanctification
Our homes are the primary place where we are sanctified, but not the only place obviously. Our interactions with the rest of our family members, friends, church family, neighbors, colleagues, etc. are also where we find ourselves laying down our lives for others in order that Christ might be seen and known.
But in teaching and training our children, we are also becoming different people with different ways of thinking and caring. We are going against the current of what our culture thinks is normal and inspirational.
The brief post by Pastor Brito linked above below encourages us to think with gratitude while we are feeling the effects of sanctification. In other words, "count it all joy... when you face trials of many kinds, because you know the testing of your faith develops perseverance." (James 1:2)