Tuesday, April 15, 2008


What homeschooling looks like varies among the many different families. Tonight we joined family for the movie Nim's Island. The main character, Nim, is homeschooled. She spends her days playing with her animal friends and reading books. This would be just what Adriana would love school to be like. Of course, being that we will be living in the Philippines, she would have different animal companions, maybe a gecko on her shoulder, a chicken and a stray dog following her around. Not sure the rest of us would like to live far away from everyone, dining on meal worms, however.

I have spent many, many hours thinking and planning our next two years of school. We will not have the luxury of a library full of shelves upon shelves of books. We will not have a Wal-Mart to pick up all the misc. school supplies, stuff for science experiments...As far as I know the nearest bookstore is six hours away. Between the four girls, we will be covering first, second, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth grades. In all this anxious planning, I am reminded of what someone told me long ago. This was before we even had any children. His family homeschooled and I asked him, "How do you know you're teaching them everything they need to know?"

He replied without hesitation, "My job is to introduce them to their Heavenly Father. He will make sure they have everything they need for what He has planned for them."

These next two years our homeschool will probably look different but I'm thinking it will be crammed full of learning way beyond any textbook or curriculum. Hopefully we will all know Him more and those around us will too.



  1. So glad you shared this entry. I am homeschooling Maya next year and although we aren't traveling across this Big, big world we too will have the need to school differently. I likes the answer to the question and how true.


  2. Great post! I agree whole-heartedly with the homeschool veteran dad!

    You have several Holly's reading your blog. :~) Good name!

    Holly Wallace