And what about you, the homeschooling parent – what happens to you when you work yourself out of a job? So often I hear parents lamenting over eventual empty nest syndrome—what to do when the kids graduate and move on—and I am amazed. Through the homeschool years, we have not only developed a wonderful understanding of our children and developed priceless relationships; we’ve also been given the perfect opportunity to explore our own gifts and talents, discovering new areas of interest to pursue in the coming years. Blessed to be a blessing—that describes our homeschool adventure in a nutshell.
Homeschooling has provided the opportunity for each of us to become who we were meant to be. For example, I obtained a degree in engineering because I was good at math and science, not because I had a burning passion to pursue that course of study or profession. Given some encouragement to follow my dreams, I would probably have chosen art or perhaps journalism or writing. Homeschooling has given me a second chance in that area of my life. As a result, we build the future together, with the freedom to pursue all of our interests and help others along the way. According to Albert Einstein:
"The only rational way of educating is to be an example."