At Thanksgiving dinner we were going around the table saying what we were thankful for. The kids said things like “family,” “everything,” “food”–the usual.
Having lost our fifth child recently at twelve weeks, I said that I was especially thankful for the children the Lord has given me.
Then it was Jason’s turn. He smiled really big, looked at me, and said, “I’m thankful for Esther my wife . . . ”
I was thinking ,“Aw.”
“ . . . because she homeschools.”
And people ask me why I homeschool! It’s what I’ve got to do to rate around here!
Warren Baldwin says
Very nice. We have a tradition at Thanksgiving of going around the table with expressions of gratitude as well. It is always moving, sometimes funny, but always good. Good post.
So funny! We try to do it too, doesn’t always work though 🙂
I marvel when husbands get so on board with homeschooling. We moms tend to struggle with self-doubt and fatigue. It helps when Dad is so enthusiastic about this lifestyle.
Renee Ann says
It’s sweet that he’s so supportive!
Hi there. I found you on Liz’s blog (Dear You Guys Post). Anyway, I stumbled on your blog and thought I’d leave a comment. I homeschool too. This is my 6th year. I’m hoping one of them gets easier. I’m also a Christian, but these days I’m more of a bitter one than anything. I lost my mom over the summer. I actually found her in her bathroom dead. Since then, I am in a rut with my faith. Nonetheless, its not that I don’t think there is a God, but as CS Lewis says “its that I think he’s capable of such things”. All of that to say, I am sorry for your loss. I like your blog and your posts. You have a beautiful family. I have 3 kids that I homeschool. It’s nice to meet you 🙂