I now have 2 kids in high school (Can I really be that old?). We have homeschooled all along and now being solely responsible for their education is overwhelming. My oldest child is looking at colleges and studying for the SAT. MY KIDS EDUCATION ALL RESTS ON ME, to get them in college and set them up for success in life. Whoa!
This past weekend, I went to a homeschooling high school conference featuring Debra Bell. The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling Debra Bell. I must have read her book 8 or 10 years ago. I love her. She is hilarious, encouraging and has the grace of perspective. Her kids are all graduated from college and married now.
She pointed out that all homeschooling moms are the same. This is something that I have noticed. Homeschool moms are strong, passionate and resourceful. But then, she goes on to say something that I will probably quote for the rest of my life, “Homeschooling
is God’s trump card for self-sufficient women.” The weight of my kids’ education does not need to rest on my shoulders. I do not need to fall in the trap of believing I have to figure everything out. I can’t. God means to teach me to lean on Him and his wisdom.
In case I am not convicted enough to lean on God, Debra then talked about the fact that the things she agonized over never made any difference. It was the spur of the
moment opportunities that have meant the most to her kids in their adult lives. This is BIG. God will lead my kids where they should go. I do not need to worry about the decisions today
How to avoid falling in the trap of thinking it is all on me? She writes here on recognizing God’s faithfulness in your school.