Homeschooling is one of my life’s difficult choices. It is not the popular choice nor the easy choice — but I definitely know in my heart that this is what God has called our family to do for our children. It is the right choice for our family.
Homeschooling is not easy — you get to be with your children 24 hours a day, seven days a week and there are no time outs. When the kids were younger, everything depended on the mom’s attitude and discipline to make sure that the children have a daily habit that they can follow through as they grow. Character wise, children learn from what they see, hear and do inside the home. It can be a lot of pressure for the parents but through the years, I’ve learned that ultimately, it is not about me but only by the grace of God in our lives.
You see, homeschooling is a lifestyle. It is not just about the curriculum but it is about working together, supporting each other and being there for one another. We learn as we live and share our lives together. We learn to say yes to things that matter and say no to the busyness this life brings.
Children learn how to communicate with one another, choose how to spend the hours that God has blessed them with and utilize the talents that God has given them. It is not a perfect life but homeschooling has taught us to be more intentional in everything that we do and pursue.
Through the years, we have been living a simpler yet richer life – for the glory of God. It is my utmost prayer that as my children grow, they will bring this with them as they pursue what God has laid upon their hearts.