If you didn't homeschool,
what would you DREAM of doing?
Hmmm ... I don't know ... let me think ...?
Well, way back when I was in college I had a dream of becoming a lawyer. Not just any lawyer, but one who actually made a difference. And not a difference for one ... a difference for the community. A difference for our nation. So after I graduated college, I went to law school (a little known fact.) I spent three years in Virginia Beach, VA, at Regent University School of Law ... and I graduated. I had plans of changing the laws for schooling and taxes that supported schools. I wanted to help the Christian, private and homeschooling families have their taxes support their school. I even did a paper on this issue while in my Education and Law class in my 3L year. I did tons of research and Texas' then Governor George W. Bush was one of the main proponents of the tax changes for his state. I hoped that I could help the Christian community bring better support, monies, and resources into the schools instead of the funding going to support the public schools.
However, after graduation, plans changed. I started dreaming of getting married. I worked in the legal field, but as a law clerk in a real estate firm. I then realized (after being there for a while) that the real estate field in SC needed a change. It needed streamlining. So I started on working on a book. Let's just say the book is still in a working mode. Life happened ....
I was married. Then 3 years later we found out we were pregnant. I knew I would not be working after my baby was born. My husband and I decided that when that day came, I would stay at home and teach our children in the way of the Lord, in the best we we could. Since then I have been blessed with three precious children, all of whom have been homeschooled since birth. Homeschooling them was also a dream. My husband and I knew we would probably get some flack from people, but I was willing to take it. I knew that this was what God was calling us too and my husband was behind me 150% of the way.
My dreams have changed a little now. (Both my husband and) I dream of helping other parents that think that homeschooling is too hard, not for them, impossible to do, but still feel a pull to homeschooling make their 'dream' become a reality. My husband and I would also love to dream of having (one day maybe) a small school that was run using the classical model of homeschooling and which fully instituted the trivium and quadrivium.
For now, my dream is to help my children build their dream and to realize them. To know that they can do ANYTHING they put their mind and heart into. What are your dreams? Have you given something up? Put it on a side burner? Maybe it's time to remember your dreams and pray about them. Pray that the Lord will open His doors to help your dreams become a reality. And be sure and read what some others on the Crew dream about doing.