Sometimes I take for granted the fact that we are homeschooling. It is just a normal way of life for us.
But for many, it isn’t.
And when I read about the struggles of families such as the Romeike family, THEN I remember to take a moment to be thankful for the freedom to homeschool.
Although it is our right as parents, a God-given right in fact, we could be homeschooling with persecution at our door or in hiding.
So, I am taking this time to say Thank you to God and country for the opportunity to homeschool my precious children.
And I continue to pray for this freedom that we have.
I am thankful for homeschooling because it allows us to be our children’s sole teacher. I know there are and will be many teachers in their life, but my husband and I will be their first and sole teachers.
I am thankful that we can choose what to teach the kids and when. They aren’t at the mercy of grade levels.
I am thankful that we can work on their weaknesses and build on their strengths.
I am thankful that we are able to instill our values and principles in them. As a family, what we believe is important to us. We believe parents have that right to teach their children morals, character, and love of country how they see fit.
I am thankful for Christian companies that put God first and whose purpose it is to strengthen and encourage homeschooling families.
This thankful list can go on and on…
So, why are YOU thankful for homeschooling?
The Mother’s Prayer
“I come to thee, O Lord, for strength and patience
To do thy will.
Help me, O Father, in this world of duty
My place to fill.
I may not go and labor in the vineyard
Where through long hours
Brave men and women toil, and from thy presses
The red wine pours.
“I may not in the woods and in the mountains
Seek thy lost sheep;
At home a tender little flock of lambkins
‘Tis mine to keep.
Thou givest us, thy servants, each his life-work.
No trumpet tone
Shall tell the nation in triumphant pealing
How mine was done.
“But ’twill be much if when the task is ended,
Through grace from Thee
I give thee back unharmed the precious treasures
Thou gavest me.”
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