People say it as a hopeful sentiment, a flippant remark, or intended comfort. No matter how you look at it, it is true, life does go on.
Life goes on even when you don't want to get out of bed in the morning. Life goes on even when it feels like your soul has been crushed. Life goes on even when you experience soul-searing grief.
The reality of homeschool is that you can bend the rules a little, you can cheat and take more days off than you should. But the problem with that is that life goes on, and it will catch up to you. If you take off time now, later on in the school year, you will have to cram more in to get it all done. If you choose to give up, you fail your children. Life goes on.
I'm in the midst of a storm that threatens to swallow me, but I cannot let it drag me down. I have to fight with all of the energy that I have left, because even if I fall, life goes on. My family still needs me. My world will continue turning, and I cannot let my failure tear apart what I have spent all of this time building.
The hope I have to look forward to through this is that no matter what happens, whether I fail or succeed, whether good triumphs over evil, life goes on.