Well in case you haven’t guessed it yet, we are a homeschooling family.
I sat down at my computer this morning with the intentions of sharing with you a “homeschool moment” we had last night. If you’re a homeschooler I know you can relate to those special moments when you are reminded why you do what you do.
As I started typing out my post, I realized I haven’t yet shared with you why we homeschool.
So I’m sharing with you our mission statement.
When we started our homeschool adventure I was (very wisely) advised to write out a mission statement and keep it handy as a constant reminder of why we do what we do everyday.
If you haven’t already I encourage you to write up your own mission statement. When you start to question your sanity (We all do it at some point!), you can pull out your statement and be reminded of why you do what you do.
Below is the statement I wrote when we began our adventure. I plan to also write yearly mission statements, stating our mission and goals for each coming school year.
Our Homeschool Mission Statement: (Why we do what we do)
Our number one goal in homeschooling is to release Amiyah into God’s destiny. Seeking God’s kingdom first we want to teach her truth.
“Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to your care. Turn away from godless chatter and the opposing ideas of what is falsely called knowledge, which some have professed and in so doing have departed from the faith.” (1 Timothy 6:20-21)
We want to train her up in the way she should go.
“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6)
We want to love, encourage, teach, and correct as God would have us do.
Our second goal in homeschooling is to ignite the fire of a passion for learning as well as a passion for Christ. “Education is not the filling of a bucket but the lighting of a fire” (W.B Yeats)
We want to give Amiyah an individualized education, we want to equip her for lifelong learning.
“Too often we give our children answers to remember instead of problems to solve.”
“True education is learning how to learn.”
Our hope and aspiration is that Amiyah will find soul satisfaction through the pursuit of a love relationship with Jesus Christ, that she will be morally and spiritually wise, and that with God’s blessing we will IGNITE the fire of a passion for learning and a passion for Christ within her.
With all of this said, I am aware that homeschooling will be a journey with highs and lows, wonderful and messy moments, and it will have it’s challenges but more importantly I know that
God is with us on this journey.
“If God is for us who can be against us” (Romans 8:31b)
SO, that being said, now you know why we do what we do.
Are you walking the homeschool journey as well?
If so I’d love to hear from you. Why do you do what you do every day?
Editorial Note: Remember the post I started to write before realizing I wanted to share with you why we homeschool? Well it’s written now, you can read it here.