Our journey has often been outside the box…I remember when I was a young mom…hubby didn’t come to church with me…I often felt a bit on the outskirts…like a black sheep. There were others whose hubbies came each Sunday…their kids seemed more esteemed, like their family had it all together.
The Road Less Traveled
And here I was, a lady and her four little boys…sitting in the pew…maybe it was in my head…but I knew people wondered…they looked, maybe they whispered…I do understand…it’s often just the way it is.
I remember how it felt when some, not all, but definitely some of the other moms at little league would cast suspicious looks my way when learning for the first time that we were a homeschool family. As if I were doing a disservice to my kids.
There were moments when I felt “out of the loop” or not part of their “social cliques” because I was choosing a different path for my kids. I am grateful that I stayed brave and “true to the course” of homeschooling, that in my heart, I felt was the best fit for our family.
In hindsight, I realize that there have been, and probably always will be, people that will make you feel “less than” over all sorts of personal convictions and choices. It is certainly not limited to the choice to homeschool, people will be people, and we will do well to stay confident in the path we know in our heart to be best for the children God has blessed us with.
Sticking With It
All of these situations and emotions that came with it…it made me that much more determined to invest ALL of my heart ❤️ and my time in them??! And it’s paying off, I can see the fruit, I can feel God’s blessing…and now, I have just a short season of time left with them before they spread their wings and fly?!
It beckons me to think back to when my boys were little and I just did my “thing”, raised them up the best I knew, endured some whispers and glances from people who may not have believed things would turn out well. Yet here I am, taking the path less traveled, knowing full well that homeschooling works and has been the answer for us.
And maybe, just maybe, the Lord is giving you the answer too, through an avenue you least expected❤️.