Saturday, November 24, 2007

How We Got to Here, Pt. 3

...Or, Why We Homeschool
I mentioned Debra Bell's book, which jump started my heart, mind, and soul to consider and pursue a homeschool lifestyle for our family. She clearly articulated many incredibly wonderful reasons for homeschooling her four children, and I like it so much, I created a similar Mission/ Goal statement for our homeschool:
  1. To bring glory to God
  2. To provde an excellent education for our children
  3. To foster a close, trusting, caring relationship with our children
  4. To build godly character in all we do

I'm in my 3rd legal year of homeschooling (in my state, kindergarten is not a requirement), but 5th year overall, I can comfortably say that homeschooling is not just an educational process for the children, but it is a spiritual journey for the educators as well. I am constantly confronted with faults in my own actions and character that I know God wants me to work on. The fruits of the spirit are always being worked on in my life. I am constantly having to trust God with my family, my actions, my choices. I can say without a doubt that I could not homeschool my children without Christ as my strength. (Well, I could do it without Him, but it sure would be ugly.)

1 comment:

Tina in WA said...

I understand what you are saying here. Not only are my children learning, but I am too, each and every day for the better.