This blog is my attempt to document our busy but BLESSED lives raising and educating our children for His glory. A child of God, wife to one, and mom to 6 fabulous kids. We are in our 15th year of homeschooling using a Classical ~ Literature based approach.

Come along for the good, the bad & the ugly.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Why we homeschool


This weeks TOS Crew’s Blog Cruise question is “Why did you decide to homeschool?”

Well, back in June of 2009 I officially announced on the blog that we would be homeschooling the girls. Here is a recap of what I said…

“You can't ignore what the Lord says to you through prayer and guidance from others who are already on their homeschooling journeys. We want the girls to have a sane and biblically sound education and there is no way right now that we can send all the girls to a local Christian school, it just is not financially possible without us eating beans and weenies morning, noon, and night (we kind of like steak and potatoes sometimes).

Homeschooling might seem difficult at times, but so are a lot of things in life, but in the end it will be a lifetime reward. I am positive that the girls will excel with this new one-on-one learning, why else would the Lord lead us to it? It all comes down to having faith. No, not my baby Faith, but FAITH-Faith is the confident belief or trust in the truth of or trustworthiness of a person, idea, or thing. Got Faith? We do, and the Lord will guide me in teaching the girls, and I just have to be obedient and follow his guidance. That is the only way we will succeed.”

Wow, how true those words are! It has  evolved into something much more than that.  Well into our 3rd year of homeschooling it has now become our lifestyle.  The girls are so much more involved in their respective sports of cheerleading and gymnastics that I am grateful to have them home, especially since my gymnasts are currently putting in 17-20 hours a week at the gym.  We’ve had our ups and downs with homeschooling but the good definitely outshines the bad days.  We have met so many wonderful new friends, both online and IRL (in real life), and have been introduced to so many new curriculum choices.  I just wish I would have had the guts and guidance to start earlier.  I am definitely grateful and thankful for the time and memories we are making each and every day!

Girls BW

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