I don’t post much about homeschooling, just a little here and there. I know that most of you that faithfully read here do not homeschool therefore I assume that you don’t care to hear me go on and on about home education. The truth is though that homeschooling is a large part of our lives because it is our life. We are just living our lives here with our kids. We’re going through our days together, learning together, struggling together, figuring out things together, hurting then mending relationships together, growing with His help together. The reading, writing, math, science, history, those are all such small parts of homeschooling.
Why do we homeschool? I have never been able to fully answer this question for people, it seems that my explanation always feels inadequate. But, today I came across this from Ann Voskamp. This is what my heart has been saying for so long that my words can never communicate. Here she explains why they do and will continue to homeschool.
Because homeschooling is this magnificent crucible, to reveal impurities and sinfulness and brokenness. It keeps us on our knees. Homeschooling often hurts and disappoints. You cry and wonder if you are insane to try to educate these children, to disciple these little hearts, while laundering, cooking, cleaning, managing a household, and still being a wife, a sister, a daughter, a missionary in your community, a servant to Christ and in your faith community. And He smiles and say that He walks with you, has grand and glorious purposes, and He understands radical and crazy!
Homeschooling is about going higher up and deeper in, for you learn to sacrificially love in ways you have never loved before. You come to know your own heart in ways you never imagined, the souls of your children in intimate, very real ways.
For you will be together, making memories together, laughing together, crying together, praying together, and asking forgiveness together. Throughout your day, you worship God, together. And you learn to die-to-self together. It’s about doing hard things… together. And there will be no fragmented scraps of learning, home-life, friends, work, God.
We keep homeschooling to weave a one-piece life – hallowed threads of parenting, love, pain, education, growing, stumbling, creativity, forgiveness, wonder, sacrifice, and God all woven together.
We wear it, and it fits: Grace, Joy, Gratitude.
Ann Voskamp – A Holy Experience
And that pretty much sums it up. Happy Friday everyone and have a peaceful weekend.
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