Friday, September 21, 2012

Views from My Rearview Mirror - Part Five

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."

You keep learning as they learn. Be the example that gives them the courage to follow their dreams and do what the LORD created them to do! Pray for direction, wisdom, and a clear path – He’s there just ahead, waiting to lead.


Amanda B.

Did you miss Part One or Part Two , Part Three , Part Four?  You can read them now.

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