The question: Do you think sending our kids to public school is wrong?
Ummm… no. Wasn’t that easy?
No, I am not against public school.
Actually, I feel like our public school has very kind and capable teachers.
God just revealed to me that I have other options. I am capable of teaching my own children.
This time is so brief, and I am not called to send them away quite yet.
I was called to keep them home, for now.
I realize that we will get some resistance for some things that we choose to do, or not do, as far as our family is concerned. Part of growing up is realizing that you don’t have to stay with the pack. We are not all cut from the same cookie cutter. I am unlike anyone else in this world. My children are unlike anyone else in this world. So, why would our journey be the same as someone else’s?
We are on our own journey- with our own family.
We are led a certain way. It isn’t the same way that everyone in my community, family, or even social circle is supposed to go. We are made perfectly and carefully. God crafted us to be our own person. With that comes different life choices.
I get asked about “sheltering” my kids. I am not ashamed to say that, “yes,” I am sheltering them.
Isn’t that what I am supposed to do- shelter and protect?
I share life with them as they are prepared to experience it.
I keep from them what they are not prepared to experience.
I am blessed to be a homeschooling mom the same way that my best friend is blessed to be a parent of public schooled children. We are both moms who love their kids and pray for our kids. We are both moms that protect and want the best for our kids.
We are just on a different journey.
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