Monday, January 12, 2009

Keeping the Right Focus on Homeschooling

This was sent to me from a fellow homeschool mom. I find it very appropriate for these days. I'd like to share it with all of you who home school and kindly follow my blog. I know this is often a hard road to follow with all the demands of home and trying to provide a good education. I know all too well of my short comings in this area. But with support from others we can all manage to home educate our children and send them off to college confident in what they learned.

The Love Passage for Home school Moms

Though I teach my children how to multiply, divide and diagram a sentence,

But fail to show them love, I have taught them nothing.

And though I take them on numerous field trips, to swim practice and flute lessons;

And though I involve them in every church activity, but fail to give them love, I profit nothing.

And though I scrub my house relentlessly, run countless errands, and serve three nutritious meals every day but fail to be an example of love, I have done nothing.

Love is patient with misspelled words and is kind to young interrupters.

Love does not envy high SAT scores of other homeschool families.

Love does not claim to have better teaching methods than anyone else,

It is not rude to the fourth telephone caller during a science lesson,

Does not seek perfectly behaved geniuses,

Does not turn into a drill sergeant,

Thinks no evil about friends' educational choices.

Love bears all my children's challenges,

Believes all my children are God's precious gifts,

Hopes all my children establish permanent relationships with Christ,

And endures all things to demonstrate God's love.

Love never fails.

Where there are college degrees, they will fail;

Where there is knowledge, it will vanish away..

For we know in part and we teach in part.

But when the trials of life come to our children,

The history, math and science will be done away

And faith, hope and love will remain;

But the greatest of these is love.

We need to keep it all in perspective of what is ultimately most important.