Today as I gathered my homeschooling materials to start my day I sat for a moment and thought about the tremendous blessing I have been given. To educate my child. Whether it be public, private or home the choice is mine. I can do it at my free will. With no one breathing down my back. Choosen One and I are FREE to choose.
My boys do not have to work to support this family. They get to be children. They get to learn and grow as children. That can not be said for a large percentage of kids in this world.
I remember last year ,at the high school that I worked, having a conversation with a student. He was dropping out because his father returned to Mexico and this child needed to support the family that was left in the States. He needed so much education but he had to choose. And his choice was to put food on the table. And take care of his mother. And sisters. And a niece. He was 16. Already having to live as an adult.
Some children do not have clothes and supplies for school. Some do not have transportation. Some do not have a safe route to even walk to school. There are children that can not go because their government tells them they can not attend. There are still more that have been told they are difficult or stupid or do not deserve education.
Yes, my blessing I am focusing on today is my children's education. I choose to homeschool and the fact that that is a choice is awesome.
My boys get to learn in this comfy enviroment. With thougths of nothing more than being a kid.