Thursday, June 11, 2009

What Is the Goal of Your Homeschool?

You may be saying to yourself, didn't you discuss this, just the other day. And I did. Though, that post really discussed the foundation of your homeschool. However, on this post, I want to look at, what is it that you want to accomplish with your homeschool. This has come up several times with me over the last several days.

One was in a sermon I heard at church, and the others came up during conversations with homeschool moms.

So let's start with, when looking at the end of your hoemschool journey, what would success look like? The answer to that question will be different for every family, and perhaps even for the people within that family.

However, I have been thinking about that quite a bit lately. It could be due to the fact that I have 3 high schoolers now. The end is much closer than I have imagined.

For me, when I think of success,  here are my goals. I would like my children, to love the Lord, live for the Lord and to love their family. And to be perfectly honest. That is what it would take for me to feel we have been successful.

Ok, so I am spending time doing academics. And I want them to able to attend whatever college they want to attend in order for them to fufill what ever it is the Lord has for them to do in this life. But, when push comes to shove, the most important things to me, is living and living for the Lord and loving their family.

Let me tell you what really set this in stone for me. You may have recently heard about Jessica Hulcy from KONOS curriculum. SHe was in a horrific car accident. She is recovering now, and her family her husband Wade and their for boys, ( men) have been giving updates via The Caring Bridge website.

As a KONOS user, I have read about and heard about Jesica and Wade's boys. And now, in real life, not a punch line, not a story to illustrate a point, they are updating the thousands of homeschool families, who are following and praying for the recovery and healing of their mother.

The words they have written, about their mother, about the faith they have in their Lord, I cannot tell you what it has done for my heart. Jessica and Wade have done an amazing job in raising those men.

And I thought, that is what it is all about. I really do not care what line of work my children fall into. I want them to be faithful to their Lord, and love their family. That would be success.

Everyday I pray that I am the mother I need to be, to raise godly children, into godly adults, who will then in turn, raise godly children. 


  1. It did my heart good to read your blog. I feel the same way. In fact, I just told one of my sons the other day that I'd be proud of him no matter what he became as long as the Lord was his first love. Everyone says they want their children to become doctors and lawyers. I say I want mine to love the Lord. It would be great if you could add me as a friend. I'd love to keep in touch.

  2. Yes, my goal is also that they love and serve the Lord with gladness. All else, I believe, the Lord will grant them with if they just follow Him.