What a job! Right??? I mean, that is quite a task in every possible way. One of thier biggest sacrifices to raise us according to their convictions was definately financially. I just looked up the tuition cost for the school that we went to...my parents, very humble but hard working people were paying close to $3000 a MONTH to send us there. My dad fought hard for us. He was/is a police officer and worked hard to allow my mom to stay home with us kids. I can't imagine what it requires to make such a huge sacrifice. And you know what the 4 of us kids did??? Complain...say how much we hated it...even after we were all graduated. I can't tell you how many times we would sit a rip that school apart. I swore, I would never ever send my kids to a Christian school.
I didn't like school. I didn't like my school. As an adult, I thought they should have put more emphasis on our academic education instead of the religious aspect. I felt like that was the job of my parents, to instill those values in my, AT HOME, not at school. However...if I wanted a better education academically, I could have pushed myself further. I hardly tried. I had a few amazing teachers (Mr K, Mrs Stip, Ms Lake) who have made a massive impact on my life, and who also really taught me a LOT! But my experience, overall was negative. Looking back, Im sure a lot of my experience had to do with my attitude, enduring my parents nasty divore during Jr High, and overall just some major life altering things that really shifted my heart, soul and mind.
I have a Kindergartener right now. I am homeschooling him currently (something else I swore I would never ever do), but we are looking to send him to school next year. We looked at our districts public school. Its nice. VERY large! Lots of kids, kids that live close to us. But I have a nagging in me that I never thougth would be there...
This last year has been a big one for me. I have realized a lot. I have realized that while my overall school experience was not pleasant, I have something that many people do not. I am by no means smart (infact, Im
So, back to that nagging, Will and I don't know what we are going to do for our kids schooling. But we have definately been exploring our options...even Christian schooling. These little souls are in our care...what a gincantic, daunting and, at times, frightening task. We want to prepare them to be giving, loving, grateful, merciful, kind souls, who give their lives in thanks to the Great Rescuer.
I hope that Will and I can look back and say, "Wow...these kids are amazing...thank you God for giving us the strength, the wisdom, the love and power to raise them to be all that You desire them to be..." My prayer for my kids is that they are deep vessels for what the Lord has in store for them. Through valleys and mountains, they search for the Lord...because He has allowed us to raise them and prapare them for the rest of their lives...
Here is to my incredible parents who gave everything for us...and still would to this day!!
And cheers to Christian School!!! haha