|My students and I.|
What an adventure it's been so far! I must say that I went into it as scared as any parent would be. Now, their entire future depends, in part, on not only how I raise them, but also how I educate them. At first, that was a very scary feeling. Now, I only chuckle to think that I was leaving this up to numerous other people who, although many of them very well qualified and caring individuals, only dealt with my children for a short time and had no long term investment in their future. (I am NOT knocking public school teachers...my kids had some of the best in our district!!)
It is a different adventure every single day, I promise. There are no two children alike. None of the three of them learn the same, and they are all such unique and individual personalities. It is amazing how much I have learned about them in the last 10 months. Don't get me wrong, it's not always tiptoeing through the tulips. Some times, I want to go hide in the closet and plug my ears. I may or may not have actually done this before. But, the reward far outweighs the alternative to sending my kids back to public school I have seen such a change in them since we began to home school. Yes, they still fight but they do get along a lot better than they used to. Their imaginations are unbelievable. I don't hear "I'm bored" anymore. Perhaps it's because they don't want me to make them write a book report, but still!
|She brought me an apple to "school" a/k/a the kitchen table. ;)|
As I retold the story to my husband later that night, I realized how proud I was of the little lady that I am raising. Although she might mess up sometimes (like we all do), she does have a big heart and she has the love of Christ dwelling inside her. I couldn't ask for more! I am very proud of my kiddos and I know that as time goes on, I will only become more proud.