The first three months of the year were quite a struggle for me as a mom, homeschooler, student, homemaker and wife. Members of our immediate family have alienated us and removed themselves from our lives and it has been devastating, to say the least. My homeschooling endeavors have netted less than desirable results and I have often fallen short of my weekly lesson planned goals. I have submitted class assignments for my own school work late and feel challenged to complete the weekly assignments by the deadlines. My kitchen has met with dishes stacked on the counters and in the sink, desperately waiting for me to put them in the dishwasher. I have barked at my husband for menial things such as the television being turned up too loud or his empty fast food beverage cups being left all over the house. I have been challenged in all areas of my life in just the past 90 days!
The word struggle means this:
1.to contend with an adversary or opposing force.
2.to contend resolutely with a task, problem, etc.; strive: to struggle for existence.
3.to advance with violent effort: to struggle through the snow.
4. (of athletes and competitors) to be coping with inability to perform well or to win; contend with difficulty.