What I Almost Missed In My First Year of Homeschooling

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In September I will be starting my 3rd year of Homeschooling and I still look back and go wow 2 whole years have already passed by. It seems like yesterday the Lord was calling me to bring this bright young man home to do something that I have never done before, teach him.

At least that is what I thought He was doing.

Isaiah 41:13 “For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you”

As I sit here gearing up for our upcoming school year, I am pondering on the last 2 years. What has been the most important thing we have learned from Homeschooling? What would I change? What would I have done more of? If I could sit across the table from you what would be the #1 thing I would share with you as you get stared on this journey of Homeschooling?

It’s not, what curriculum you should use.

It’s not, how many hours should you homeschool in a day.

It’s not, how to get it all done.

It’s not, don’t worry what others think.

It’s not, you don’t have to finish every book.

It’s not, there is no right or wrong way to do this journey

The #1 thing I would share with you is

DO NOT miss a moment to build a relationship with your children.

It is not about books, curriculum’s, right or wrong ways to do things, how much we get done in a day or year, or feeling guilty because we don’t look like other homeschool moms, it is about building a personal relationship with our children. To learn who God made them to be and embrace that to the fullest. To be their biggest cheerleader.To equip them for what God has instore for them.

If we go through each day on what we think it should look like and a relationship was never formed with our children, what truly was the point?

I almost missed building an amazing relationship with my son.

I was so caught up in doing things the {right} way, doing what I know, trying to look like other families, and because our home did not look like other Homeschool moms, I felt I was failing. That my son was not getting what he needed. Most of all that God had the wrong person for this task of teaching my son.

Romans 8:28 “And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose”

Needless to say God showed me that I WAS the right person for this task and that building a relationship with my son was important. Every home will look different. That is the blessing of Homeschooling. God knows just what each family needs and will equip each of us to carry that out. We must look to Him for this guidance of our children not other Homeschool Moms. His way is the best way!

As you start this journey of Homeschooling embrace each day as it comes. If things are not going {as planned} then drop everything, take that as a blessing to spend quality one on one time with your children. Embrace the fact that this day may just be spending time together, getting to know each other on a deeper level.  Our children just want US. They want to know they are loved, that they are important to us. Everything else will just fall into place.

Don’t miss building a relationship with your children because we feel that they will miss something if we close the pages on a book that day!

What did you almost miss in your first year of Homeschooling?

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I am a sinner saved by grace trying to move through this broken world as a wife, mom and homeschooler. I have 3 gorgeous sons {24, 17 & 11} and a wonderful husband of 13 years, that have my heart! I don't have all the answers however sharing my life with you in hopes that it will drawer you closer to Him. I pray that when you leave here you walk away knowing Him better.

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