A Mother’s Feast has been a wonderful blessing this year. I have accomplished 3 semesters of intentional learning that enriched me with beauty, truth, and goodness. Which is 3 seasons more than I had been getting, after a roller-coaster life for several years.
These past 3 seasons have been truly like a bountiful feast laid out for myself, and the best part is that as Melody has seen me once again reading, taking up new handicrafts, learning to draw… her love for learning has returned with new vigor. The Mother’s Feast leaves more than enough for others to delight in!
When I planned out my Mother’s Feast this year, I planned for 4 semesters. As this fourth semester was drawing closer, I found myself feeling overwhelmed rather than refreshed. I felt burnt out, but I was determined to keep going to finish the plan.
Over the summer, however, I kept being encouraged by Charlotte Mason-inspired articles, podcasts, and forum conversations. All of them pertained to rest – rest for the children in a summer vacation and refreshment for mothers. I slowly edged toward the knowledge that taking a semester of rest was not just wanted, but needed.