Saturday, July 25, 2009

To a Special Friend

Dear BFF,

You are an amazing mother. You found the strength and courage to home school your child when you knew it was in his best interest to be at home instead of around other children who, for whatever reason, decided to treat him poorly. You knew he wasn't going to benefit in the academic realm while being there at that time. You put aside your personal wants: time for yourself, time to be tidy, and even time with your other children and committed yourself to being his #1 fan. When your next child was old enough to start school, you wanted to remain consistent, and since you felt that God wanted you to home school your first born for another year, you taught your second born as well.

For two years you have done an amazing job. I supported your decision completely and prayed for you each day.

Now you have conveyed to me that you and your husband feel it is time to send them back to school. You know that you have instilled in them the discipline and self-worth they need to be in a school setting again. They are strong children with wonderful parents.

Please do not let anyone make you feel that this is any one's decision but YOURS. If anyone tells you that you are wrong, they are not acknowledging that the role you have as their parent is God-given, and He gives parents the discernment they need to make these decisions when we seek His guidance. Making parental decisions is one of the hardest things we will ever do, and I want you to know that I will be cheering you on in all of them no matter what. I know you will do the same for me.

♥ Chrissy

1 comment:

Ashley said...

So nice. And TRUE! God will bless those of us who listen to Him and do what is right for our children, even if it goes against the "societal norm". Keep up the good work!

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