Could it be?
I can clearly remember a conversation with my husband so many years ago that went something like this:
"Hey Honey, did you see how grounded "so-and-so's" children are in their faith and how much they love to learn?"
"Yes, I noticed."
"You know, they've been homeschooling and have graduated 2 out of 5 kids already. The graduated kids are fully functioning adults!"
"That is remarkable!" "They certainly aren't like the neighborhood kids!!"
"Well....I'd like to try homeschooling preschool and kindergarten....How badly could I mess up?"
"There's NO WAY you could mess up!!"
And so it began....
We flew through "preschool" and finished Kindergarten early. Now we were faced with a problem. It was "time" to enroll him for Kindergarten, but he was 1/2 way through his 1st grade curriculum. Putting him in school at his 'chronolgical' grade would leave him bored. The school wouldn't consider putting him in school at his 'ability level'.
So....we continued on.
I had planned on just taking one year at a time and evaluate schooling for the next year - each year.
Somewhere, somehow homeschooling became less about "keeping up with public school" and more about a "lifestyle of learning".
I'm so grateful for this metamorphosis in thinking because today my highschooler-to-be not only has a strong foundation on Jesus, BUT has a love for learning and a desire for knowledge. Something I desperately wished I had gotten from my schooling years.
The journey has been worth the hours of preparation, teaching, counseling and skinned knees from much prayer.
Which 10 years later leads us up to this ---
PRAISE THE LORD!!!!
Galatians 6:9 - Let us not grow weary in doing good for in due season we will reap a harvest if we do not give up!