Today is the day I would have kissed you goodbye as tears streamed down my face. Today is the day you would have climbed onto the bus. It is the day they would have taken you away in order for you to learn what is needed for the rest of your life. Today is the day you would have spent six hours away from Mommy, Daddy, your brother and sister. Today is the day we would have missed you like crazy as you went to get your, “socialization,” and form stronger bonds with others five year olds. Today is the day when the world tries to tell you to grow up. Today is the day you would have been expected to be seen and not heard. Today is the day your teacher would have known better than Mommy and Daddy. Today you wouldn’t be able to sing your prayer of thanks to God for your food. Today would have been the day where God and family would have been pushed to the back as your desires are moved to the surface.


But Sweetheart, because of this amazing God we serve that spoke to your Momma and Daddy’s heart, today you are home with us ( your biggest fans), your sister (who will always be your best friend), and your brother (who runs after you til the day is through.) Today is the day we can sit as long as we want as you eat your breakfast talking about the crazy dream you had the night before and about the goodness of God.  Today you are home with us for your most productive energetic hours of your day. You have amazing ideas for fun and creativity that benefit us all and are meant to be shared. Today is the day you tell us everything in that sweet mind of yours. Today we have all the time to laugh at the joys sometimes hidden in this life. YOU bring laughter to our day. Today we will learn and grow beyond four walls as you explore like a kid should with no time restraints or bells ringing except for when I call you in for lunch. Today I am so so thankful to have YOU. To have heard the sweet whispers from God to embark on this journey that could have otherwise turned out so differently. Today I am thankful!
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10 Responses to Today

  • Donna says:

    Having formerly been a public school teacher, I can’t believe I am actually saying this, but I am so thankful that my grandchildren are being raised in a homeschool environment where close family ties are so valued and friends are chosen carefully. While I am a product of public school and so are my children, who are serving the Lord now (except for one who I claim for the Lord on a daily basis), the world is changing at a rapid pace and God has been pushed to the side. I grew up in a southern small town where even though prayer had been taken out of the school system, we still opened our day with one and we also said the Pledge of Alligence to honor our country. We sang patriotic songs and even talked about God sometimes. Now, it is nearly a crime to mention the name of Jesus in a public school classroom. Something has gone terribly wrong and I applaude you guys for taking a stand and breathing words of life into those precious children. May God be the glory in all that you are trying to accomplish!

  • Donna says:

    I failed to mention that the picture of Willow is awesome!

  • Sarah says:

    What a lovely post. I am wondering more and more about home schooling – it seems like a potentially amazing thing.

    Thanks for linking up!

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

  • Laine says:

    I love your beautiful post! We have raised 4 children (3 boys and 1 girl) homeschooling them through high school, and we are so thankful for the grace of God, strength of Christ, and joy of the Holy Spirit to do it. We adopted a baby from China a few years ago who will turn 5 next July, so we have the pleasure of beginning homeschooling again next year. I pray again for grace, strength, and joy. We have 2 grandchildren living on our country acreage with our sons and their wives, who are also going to be homeschooled by my daughters-in-law. And we have 2 more grandbabies on the way this year. God is so good! The Lord bless you so in teaching and training your children.

    It is a rich heritage you pass on in building it upon The Word. “Every wise woman builds her house.” Proverbs 14:1a

  • Janet says:

    What a sweet post. For so many reasons, my daughter did go to public school, and like Donna, I am a public school teacher. But what a wonderful opportunity for you and your children to bond, learn from each other, and share your joys and curiosities along the way. You sound so excited – Good luck and happy schooling!

  • So sweet. I am so glad you are homeschooling. I really enjoyed reading your poetic prose. Hope you can stop by and check out my post today. I think you might find it inspirational too.

  • Joanne Viola says:

    May God bless you & your children in this year of homeschooling! I visited from Fellowship Fridays this morning.
    Have a great Friday!

  • Linda says:

    Made me smile, and tear up a bit, as I remember the very first day I did NOT send our first child off to school away from home. That was 23 years ago. Thank you for reminding me!

  • Brittany…what sweet words from a mom who loves having her children about her at home. I can so relate. Homeschooling has been a blessing to our family and it has been an incredible journey. I look forward to what you will share this week at WJIM. Glad you stopped by and shared this post. Blessings.

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