It’s not too late
It’s not too late to teach writing or fractions or a love for reading.
It’s not too late to have big conversations or to show interest in your children’s noisy music or boring card games.
It’s not too late to sketch the trees or recite poetry.
It’s not too late to study chemistry or learn calculus or play a musical instrument.
It’s not too late to be gentle, or to listen more attentively to your child.
It’s not too late to get help for your struggling learner, no matter how old he or she is.
It’s not too late for therapy or support groups or help for you.
It’s not too late to make the hardest decision you’ll ever make.
It’s not too late to go on the field trip or save money for the special camp or to go on the big vacation to that place that you imagined you’d all go.
It’s not too late to learn more about home education.
It’s not too late to change course, revise your plan, or to try something new.
It’s not too late to have the homeschool you imagined, even if you try it just for a day, or a week, or a whole month to see how it goes.
You can start today, or tomorrow, or even next week. You can start in the fall or after Valentine’s Day or once the baby is born.
If it doesn’t go the way you’d hoped, it’s not too late to go back to how things were.
If it’s harder than you expected, it’s not too late to take more time, or go more slowly, or get help.
If you love the new direction or find that you’re making progress or see that your children are thriving, it’s not too late to be proud of that choice!
You don’t have to regret that you didn’t figure it out sooner, or that you weren’t made aware of this wonderful new resource, path, or philosophy. Congratulate yourself on finding it now, on having the courage to stake out a new footpath for you and your family.
If you’ve lost your way, if you’ve lost a child or husband or wife or community, if you’ve suffered set backs in finances or health, if your life is not at all how you imagined it would be at this point in time…
…it’s not too late to be happy again, or to find hope, or energy, or optimism.
It’s never too late to find a new way that works, maybe just as well, maybe just good enough, maybe better than ever.
But it’s not too late.
You can face the future armed with this single awareness:
All you have is today. With the people you love and the life you have, today can be the start of the:
Don’t give up. Make the phone call, read the book, book the tutor, clear the schedule, sit at the table, do the work, go on the trip, file the papers, listen.
Regroup: tomorrow, or the day after, or whenever you’re ready.
You will be, eventually, at just the right time.
And it won’t be too late.