Homeschooling parents have dreams!
And as the nature of a dream is – it indeed drives us and motivates us onward.
The above statement is GREATLY different then having a dream of what YOU desire your child to do, study or become in life.
What I am saying is this…..
Your dream of wanting, planning, desiring to homeschool YOUR child is what drives and motivates You.
Those things motivates me too!
Personally my husband’s and my dream in homeschooling our children has always been because of these THREE things and these THREE things only.
1. We wanted to be in control of what influences our children had daily and what was ‘downloaded’ into their hearts and minds.
2. We wanted to make sure our ‘brown-skinned’ children would not only get a fair education but THE BEST education each of their ‘brown little faces’ deserved. And at the pace they can take it all in.
3. We wanted to make sure our Christian faith – being followers of Jesus Christ, obeying His Word and living for Him was of the utmost focus and importance.
Those above THREE reasons….MY/OUR DREAM, seeing those happen year after year is what has kept us driven, focused and motivated!
Now, in all honesty there was a time where WE PERSONALLY had dreams that we wanted them to follow. Things we wanted them to do with their lives.
*Go to college
*Serve Jesus fully and completely
And you know what? We can dream all we want about these things but they are not within our control nor planning.
The other dreams are within my control.
But the other dreams of what we would like them to do, be and how to live…. well I had to soberly realize that just couldn’t be my dream. I can pray for those to happen. But they aren’t robots and do have a will of their own.
So after the Lord spoke clearly to my heart about this fact, I ultimately had to die to that dream.
Yet continue to live with the dream that I could definitely control.
Homeschooling my children!
I CAN control that.
What is your dream for homeschooling? Does it drive you? Does it motivate you?
If not, breath life into it.
Consider the opposite occurring of what you initially wished wouldn’t happen had you decided not to homeschool or stick with it.
Hard pill to swallow because it leaves us with a responsibility.
A responsibility to the initial conviction we had before the going got tough.
A responsibility to the initial conviction we had before we started fantasizing about free-time, me-time, down-time. (I’m preaching to the choir here.)
A responsibility to the initial conviction we had before we felt our efforts weren’t good enough in order to continue.
Put that self-talk in check.
Often the self-talk is what deters us from our original DREAM!
Cancel the negative self-talk.
Write a new script.
And speak that to yourself.
Let it began with your initial reason, ‘Why You Decided to Homeschool.’
Then began to DREAM again.
Allow it to drive you and motivate YOU anew!
Andalé. (Spanish word for ‘forward’)
I’D LOVE TO HEAR YOUR THOUGHTS. COMMENTS ARE WELCOMED!
(Share this post with a fellow homeschooler today. Pray that it encourages them grately just as it is intended to do.)
Serving You and Yours,
Angela Jordan Perry,
Angela Jordan Perry, is a wife of 24 years, homeschooling Mom of eight children, entrepreneur, Young Living direct marketer, mad’am farmer, Toastmaster and follower of Jesus Christ. Angela and her family makes their home in Campobello, SC.