I took this photo today and posted on Instagram.
All four kids out playing in the woods on the ice. Makes me smile. 😍 #Homeschooling for us has built relationships that I know will be stronger each day. Yes, they bicker, and yes, it can be hard. But deep down we are each other’s people- we are family dependent and God dependent. Not peer dependent. Thankful God chose this path for us. #calledHome #simplyhomeschool
It truly warms my heart when I see my children and the relationships they have with each other, that grow deeper each day.
One of the biggest benefits of homeschooling is seeing how they are family-dependent and God-dependent, but not peer-dependent. I remember when I was young, my peers were my everything. I spent most of my time with them, and family ( even though ours was pretty close) was totally separate. It was almost like two lives. (this is just my experience and I am not saying this is the same for everyone and that homeschooling is the answer to everything…just my experience 😉 )
I also know that for us, our family is close. As I often say, we are like our own “clique.” We spend so much time together, doing life together– homeschooling, running family businesses, hobby farm life, etc., that we naturally are developing really strong ties within, because we do life together.
We also are really close with several families that we often get together with. The kids all hang out together, as do the parents. And there is quite a bit of hanging out between parents and kids too! So social activities that involve other families are really important to us as well.
Homeschooling is about so much more than academics. it is doing life together. With each other. With others. Learning about life together. Learning to grow together. Seeking the Lord together. The list could go on and on…but mostly it includes quite a bit of togetherness and I wouldn’t trade that for the world!
It’s HERE! The revised edition of Called Home is NOW available- expanded with a journal section!
Watch the replay of my Live broadcast on facebook and hear the back story behind this book!
God is faithful!