Need a shot in the arm for your homeschool?

Get Thrive Together, a monthly email that brings you:

  • the best of the homeschool blogosphere,
  • current happenings in education-land,
  • and great quotes that will refresh your homeschool mama mind.

Yes, I want Thrive Together!

* indicates required



Recent Posts

Some links on this site are affiliate links. A percentage of qualifying purchases support this site. 

HFC is powered by SiteGround.

Subscribe to our Mailing List

Get the news right in your inbox!

Privacy Policy

Fear and the Best Stuff in Life

Fear and the Best Stuff in Life

I recently stumbled upon a quick video from Will Smith about skydiving. He said that all the fear leading up to the dive is actually useless because the point at which you jump is actually supremely blissful. So all the build-up of fear beforehand served no purpose.

Then he said, “God places the best things in life on the other side of fear.”

fear spelled with Scrabble tilesWhat kind of fears are you experiencing today? If you’re like me, there are more than enough, most of which you’d rather keep to yourself.

As as homeschooling mom, I have fears about that. I’m scared I’m messing my kids up for life. I’m scared I’ll miss something; we won’t get to something and they’ll have gaping holes in their education. I’m scared I won’t walk the line of guarding them versus letting them experience things and they’ll step out into the world either too jaded or too sheltered.

There are fears about health, relationships, and personal goals. As I watch friends and family endure challenges from disease, I fear going through that myself one day. Or, worse, watching my husband or kids endure sickness. There are plenty of things in this world to fear, alligators included for this transplant to the South.

If Will Smith is right — and I’m inclined to say he is, if only because while I was still a pimply teen, he was busy fighting off hoards of invading aliens — then all those fears, spoken and unspoken, are something you have to cross to get to the really good stuff in life.

The best stuff in life is on the other side of years and years of trusting that keeping our kids out of public or private school is the right choice — for their academics, relationships, safety, faith, special needs, and a hundred other reasons.

The best stuff in life is on the other side of years and years of trusting that narration will turn our kids into God-pleasing thinkers, writers, and speakers.

The best stuff in life is on the other side of years and years of steady-as-she-goes math work, 15 minutes at a time consistently done every school day. One day we’ll wake up an realize our kids are legit adults who can handle their own finances with confidence.

The best stuff in life is on the other side of years and years of read-alouds, when we’re doubled over from laughter at the dinner table because our kids are so punny and can speak fluent sarcasm, subtlety, and satire.

All these fruits and more are all on the other side of fear. Keep on keepin on, homeschooling mama.

Rhiannon Kutzer

All posts

No Comments

Leave a Reply

Nice to meet you!

Nice to meet you!

I’m Rhiannon.

You can call me Rhi for short (as in “rewrite”). I’m a fiercely independent homeschooling mom of five, a Navy wife of almost 13 years, and a creator of various things: articles, a monthly newsletter, quilts, furniture, and the occasional knitted scarf. This is the site where I write about our homeschool journey and news and happenings in the homeschool world. more about me.

Rhiannon

Subscribe & Follow

Popular Links

Let’s Thrive Together!

Need a shot in the arm for your homeschool? Get Thrive Together, a monthly email that brings you:

--the best of the homeschool blogosphere,
--current homeschool news,
--and great quotes that will refresh your homeschool mama mind.

Latest Posts

Instagram

  • Took the crew to the PEZ factory this weekend. So fun! Plus, we got them sugared up enough that nobody cried at IKEA afterward. #winning #didyouknow that PEZ was originally a peppermint meant as an alternative to smoking? The name comes from the German word “pfeffermintz.” #nowyouknow 😘
  • Some days you have to take a picture, it’s so unwieldy. #sahm #homeschoolmomlife
  • I am one to lift the heavy thing all by myself. I’m prone, actually, to attempting to do ALL the things on my own. But if there’s one thing I’ve learned in this #navylife, it’s that you can’t survive unless you have community. The same goes for being a #homeschoolmom or #sahm (or a human, generally).
.
So often, I think women think they can go it alone, but we need community more than we know. It’s all too easy to shrivel up inside our own bitter loneliness. We need both the tangible help of others and their intangible fellowship of prayers and council, too.
.
Today I get to be over at @theglorioustable chatting about community. Check it out (link in profile), and then go call a friend and schedule a coffee date! ☕️☕️
.
https://buff.ly/2PR6z7H
  • Uh Oh. We just discovered the life changing taste that is homemade granola. It’s no doubt a good thing that I hadn’t tried this before, because now the family is going to demand this stays in stock. #soyummy #homemade #sahm #betterthanskittles
  • Happy 119th birthday, U.S. Submarine Force! Y’all know how to party here in the Submarine Capital of the World. Thanks to the lovely and talented @alisanomaly for taming my locks. And thank you to my handsome sailor for a fun night out! #milspouse
  • First attempt at bubbles. Don’t know what I’m doing, but we needed to get laundry little more organized and this was a fun way to do it. #procrastination #watercolor #bravewriterlifestyle #homeschool #chores

Follow @rhikutzer

Twitter Feed

×