|Posted by [email protected] on August 15, 2014 at 9:00 PM|
I was not too excited about being homeschooled in 9th grade. I wanted to be the same as everyone else-what I thought was a "normal teenager." It wasn't until 11th grade that I really began to see all the wonderful things I had overlooked in homeschooling.
First, homeschooling allowed me the privilege of having a significant amount of time to study God and the Bible. I am so grateful today for all that time in God's Word that truly provided me a solid foundation for my Christian walk.
Second, my mom and I had the unique opportunity to run errands, cook, clean, and just be home together on a daily basis. I not only grew closer to her, but more familiar with homemaking skills that I know will serve me later in life. It's hard to appreciate the opportunity we have to cultivate a friendship with our mothers when we're 16, but as I look back on those years, I don't think my mom and I would be as close as we are today if I had been gone all day. It wasn't as if we had extensive, three-hour conversations every day! It was sharing the mundane, simple hours of the week that sanctified us and grew our relationship the most.
Lastly, homeschooling enabled me to pursue unique giftings and extracurricular activities. Having studied piano since 1st grade, I was able to continue taking weekly lessons and practice more than I ever could if I was in school from 8:00 to 3:00, Monday through Friday . . . I now have eight piano students of my own.