One year ago yesterday I shared a post entitled, “Are Your Children Socialized?” That post was shared all around Facebook and it received many comments. I think it resonated well with fellow homeschoolers. It was simply the answer to my friend’s question. It was the response I wish I had been able to share when she asked.
…she lifted her glass of sweet tea, the question came. One I’d been asked before. Just not recently.
“So, are your children socialized?”
I looked at her with understanding. We homeschoolers are a curiosity. People wonder what we do. She doesn’t know that there are really only two weekdays we are home for the majority of the day. So I took the easy route and gave her the immediate answer. Yes…
…what I didn’t tell you is that daily I am leaning on the everlasting arms. It’s not easy but the joy of the Lord is my strength. With God all things are possible. If our children know this then they will long to ‘mix socially with others.’ That good news in their hearts? They can’t help themselves – they will want to tell you.
Then the question that really gets my homeschool hackles standing on end. It comes. She asks,
“Do you ever regret this decision? Your decision to homeschool?”
I suppose I could react poorly. Wonder if anyone ever asks a similar question of another parent? Do you ever regret your decision to send your child to school? But I wonder if she knows how it feels to be seeking His will.
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. 3 John 1:4
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