Sunday, August 17, 2008

Why we chose this path

Our oldest two children started in public school. We had six years of a pretty enjoyable public school experience. We don’t have any horror stories. We were very involved in the school and always had sweet, caring teachers that we thought highly of.

During Garrett’s 5th grade and Tyler’s 2nd grade year, God started placing the home schooling idea on our hearts. We had always struggled with the fact that we didn’t’ have time to do what we wanted to do with our kids. We didn’t feel like we were getting to pour into them the things that we felt were important because we were tied to such strict schedules with school and the commitments that came with it, not to mention the homework.

After a small period of denial:),we started doing some research on home schooling. We saw the successes. We saw the hard statistics. We were impressed. We started observing other families that chose this, and we loved what we saw in them. We loved the relationship aspect. We loved the freedom it provided. We loved the high quality of education we were seeing in others who made this choice.

Although the fear of change and the unknown loomed over us, we knew it was ideal for our family. We were learning that education is not just limited to academics.

We were sold.

That decision set us on a path that would be the beginning of an amazing, life-enriching journey that keeps getting better with every step.

8 comments:

Cruiser said...

I wish I had found your blog when my kids were little.
Florida public school is to say the least awful.

Sounds like you're doing very well.
Keep up the good work.

Robin Meadows said...

Yay!! This is so great, Deleise. Can't wait to read more!

Laura said...

I am loving your new blog!! I LOVE the name! I am looking forward to following your journey. :)

Riley said...

Mommy i love you being my teacher
i cant wate until we start
school.
love you,
mommy.

Kelsey said...

This is so great, Deleise. You will inspire many people.

erin said...

I can't wait to hear more on this blog. Thanks for starting this!

Natalie @ I AM (not) said...

This is so super awesome! You so make it look fun! I have work to go do. sheesh.

Theresa said...

Riley is so stinking sweet!! I love you all!!