Ever since the kids were born I've found this new thing in me that I like to do that I never knew was in there. TEACH! I love teaching my kids. I love teaching them anything and everything that I think they need for life. I believe in two major ideas in regards to raising my kids.
1. As a Christian, I feel it is my privilege and duty to bring forth Godly seed in the earth according Malachi 2:15. When we were deciding to have our first child, I was actually a little excited and a lot hesitant. I was hesitant because as I looked around in our society, I shuddered every time that I thought about bringing a pure, innocent child into a world that seemed to be crumbling around us.
This was about seven years ago when the economy started to go haywire. One hundred year old institutions were crumbling around us. Families were violently and tragically ending in the news almost every week. Universities and colleges and high schools were dealing with tragedies unheard of before. On top of all of that, we were a Nation at war. Other life-altering incidents were taking place very rapidly and my world view as I knew it was in a state of gross change.
Then in the midst of the smoke, as clear as day, Malachi 2:15 made sense to me. It's a responsibility as much as it is a privilege to bring children into the world who will grow into God-honoring, productive, loving people. That is how the world becomes better. It happens when we, the people become better.
So it is my daily, driven desire to teach my children how to make good decisions to become those people who will make life on earth a little bit better. This leads me to the next major idea that I believe in. It is found in Proverbs 22:6 (The Living Bible).
2. Teach a child to choose the right path, and when he is older he will remain upon it. I endeavor to do this with my girls at every opportunity. I endeavor to show them right paths and wrong paths and then teach them how to choose.
|Literally NOT Angels! They wanted to be Princess Celestia from My Little Pony for Halloween last year and I had to make them because there was no Princess Celestia costumes in the stores. This was as close as I could get.|
Homeschooling fits us because I am not only interested in their academic success but also their overall individual success as positive, productive people.
This is my passion!