Thursday, April 28, 2011

why we homeschool, reason number 143

We homeschool for lazy mornings.  As the other kids in the neighborhood are scurrying off to the bus stop we get to linger over hot chocolate. 
Other families might be doing the morning scramble and we are going at our our own pace.  I love that I don’t have to rush my kids out the door to get anywhere, unless we want to.  That doesn’t mean we are lazy, we usually get to work by 8 or 8:30, they’re just still in the jammies and finishing breakfast while I read to them or they read to themselves. 
I love setting our own schedule and going at our own pace.  I love mornings reading the Bible together all around the table.  Having the kids close by is a wonderful way to start the day, I get to impart Biblical truth to their tender minds, I get to look them in the eyes and talk with them, I get to experience the unique stages that each of them are in. 
I love sharing the Word with them as they rise and begin their days.  I love being able to have access to the tender parts of their spirits while they’re still young;  sleepily moving through their mornings.
I realize more and more, that although the homeschool journey is a tough one, it is not one without its rewards.  It is a harrowing journey at times, but it is marked with moments of extreme peace and bliss, mornings together are [usually] times of bliss.  One day they will be older and they won’t start their mornings with mom and hot chocolate, but I pray that they will fondly remember the days that they did.
Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.  ~Charles R. Swindoll, The Strong Family
What a child doesn't receive he can seldom later give.  ~P.D. James, Time to Be in Earnest
Train a child in the way he should go,
and when he is old he will not turn from it. (Proverbs 22:6)


  1. I love that your mornings get to be that way!!

    ummm, could you help me out w/ a dream? See my post from last night, not sure what some of the objects/themes could mean... xoxo Jen

  2. amen!

    until this year we home schooled all 3 of our children. now one is going to "traditional school."
    still our favorite part of the morning is meeting at the table to read the bible and pray together.

    in duet 29 it says "the truth that has been revealed to you will not be taken from you or your childrens children." i am counting on this as we "train our children in the way they should go."

  3. thanks for your perspectives on homeschooling. i think i've said this before, but the more days that go by in my life, the more i'm opening my mind and heart to the possibility of homeschooling my kids. i used to be an "i could never.." mom. i feel the Lord slowly changing my heart, and so your posts like this are encouraging. :)

  4. what books do you use? i have twins and a toddler, twins are 5. i didn't have bible growing up. but i would LOVE to be able to have that with my children, i just don't know where to start with that. could you email me and spill some advice and loving motherly chitchat? i could use it i'm a single mama too! wew'll be venturing into homeschooling this fall.. so it would sure be nice to keep in touch! (just found your blog today by searhing for a funky jewelry display idea, go figure.. and i am hooked far beyond that!!! i love how i was brought here, i feel like it's happened for a reason!) much love & light, pamela


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