There was a time when I could not have imagined having 8 children. Yes, I am a mum of 8! And yes, they are all mine, I have a TV, and I know what causes it. I also never dreamed I would be homeschooling. Somehow God let our life just fall into place and the unexpected became just what I always wanted.
I Am Thankful for Homeschooling
Over my long (very. very long) homeschool career, I have become more and more thankful for homeschooling. I joke about how many years I have been slogging away as a homeschool mum, teaching countless lessons of math and phonics. But, honestly, those years have flown by. There was this tiny little window when my babies were, well babies, and then whoosh, they all grew up and started to leave.
It is through homeschooling that I started to teach art in the first place. I saw the sad state of arts education and realized we were teaching our children about art in completely the wrong way. I never planned to be a teacher, but homeschooling made me one. Once I started teaching, I just couldn’t stop!
We Are Family
Family is very important to me, in case you couldn’t figure that out from the fact that I have 8 children! I can’t imagine not having my children with me for all those years. Homeschooling wasn’t always easy. But, I know that they learned what they had to, and learned to be amazing people. They grew to be great friends. Even with all but two of my little ones out of the house, we all keep in touch every day. We are close knit, and I know that is because we had the blessing of homeschool.
My adult children are incredibly successful and I am so proud of the people they have become. Most of all, they are kind. That was my great wish, to raise kind, helpful children. I cared about that much more than them getting into Harvard or becoming doctors and lawyers. But, you know what, homeschooling works and I can prove it, because it wasn’t just about the lessons. It was us all being together, and learning to love and serve.
Why are you thankful for homeschooling?
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