Many of you who have gone on to graduate a homeschooler have moments of nostalgia that make you stop and sigh. I call this phenomenon “homeschool nostalgia.” I had one such moment while watching a Youstream video of my daughter dancing in the Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen pageant.
I watched the video and reminisced. Not only was I reminded of this special moment of accomplishment, I thought of all the hours I put into my child’s education, passions, and heart. It seemed endless—those years, months, weeks, and days. Even the hours and minutes at times felt like a heart wrenching hike through six feet of waist-deep snow, attempting to keep everyone alive and well to reach the summit.
During those homeschooling days, you may question why you’re doing it and what’s it all for. You ponder if you’re actually doing more harm than good. You wonder. You worry. You fear.
As one who reached the summit and came down the sunny side of the mountain, I can honestly say, your sacrifice is worth it. Give it all you’ve got. Allow your children opportunities. Let them pursue their passions. Help them find and fulfill their dreams.
You’ll never regret the hours you put into parenting, loving, nurturing, and developing your children to fulfill God’s purpose for them. And those moments of homeschool nostalgia will forever remind you it was worth it all.
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