The most common response I get when I tell people that I homeschool our children?
“I could NEVER do that.”
I’m not completely sure what people mean when they say that. I usually give folks the benefit of the doubt and assume they think that I have some great skill or patience that they don’t have. I’m sure, for some, it means that they think that homeschooling would be a disservice to their children.
I’d like to propose doing away with that response altogether. Most people I know who choose to teach their children at home do it because they feel it is God’s calling for their family. It’s about obedience. It’s not about how much patience, teaching ability and creativity one has. It’s simply being willing to say, “yes” when God asks.
Sometimes God asks us to give more of our resources. Sometimes He calls a family to move to Cambodia to help fight human trafficking. Sometimes he asks us to teach 2nd grade Sunday School. Sometimes He calls us to do things that make sense. Sometimes He calls us to do something that makes no sense and we can only do with His help.
He calls some families to homeschool. And, yes, if He called you, you could do that. Even you.