So, I read this quote on the Pioneer woman's website (she home schools too) :
Lots of people support our decision to homeschool. Some are quietly guarded. Others think we're mentally ill. I vacillate between all three myself.I really thought this was very funny. But honestly, I do not vacillate at all. I am so happy we are going this way and to me and the Doctor, it have been on our hearts for a few years. We have been working for 3 weeks now, and they love it and I love it. never ever did I ever think it would be this much fun. It's a huge commitment, but no one could ever be as committed to my kids (and their future) than me. When I read this piece by Sally Clarkson, it put things into perspective for me:
Your goal in education is reaching their heart, filling their emotional cup, teaching them moral foundations, capturing their vision for life for the kingdom of God, teaching them what it looks like to walk through difficult times while holding tight to the hand of God. May God grant you understanding and faith to follow these paths and to raise up a strong generation for Him.Even if you don't homeschool, I do encourage you to be involved in your child's learning. After 3 weeks I discovered that Kirstin has issues with short term memory. Now, I can do exercises with her to help her improve. That's just one little thing. Something I might never have picked up on. We start at 9am. we usually finish by 1pm. And then we do fun stuff like art/reading/library. I love having them around. Seriously. In 2 weeks dance starts and we have 13+ dance classes a week. So by then we will all be very busy. I took some pictures of the school room... you can see more pictures HERE. Oh and of course our school room is shades of pink. ; )
A bit of good news for this Wednesday: So many times we read the Bible and think/say: I would love to be like that. We constantly strive/dream to attain the goal of being morally acceptable before God. THE GOOD NEWS is that in Jesus we qualify! Jesus didn't come to be a role model for us. He is an example OF us. This is a huge difference! I think Christians still wait for 90% of stuff that HAD ALREADY happened in Christ. You might ask, HOW CAN YOU SAY THAT? The answer came to me in the simplicity of the incredible price He paid. God punished Him for me. He said: it is done.
John 11:25-26"You don't have to wait for the End. I am, right now, Resurrection and Life. The one who believes in me, even though he or she dies, will live. And everyone who lives believing in me does not ultimately die at all. Do you believe this?"
Awesome news! Love!