Dear Mr. Farris & HSLDA,
I would like to take this time to share with you the blessing that I as a mother have had in home schooling. Last year, at the start of the school year, my oldest son came to me and told me he did not like public school and wanted to go back to a Christian school. I explained to him that we could not afford such a school. He simply said, “Mom, you teach kids on Sunday at church and on Wednesday nights, why can’t you teach me and my brother?”
My husband and I sat down with our oldest son and asked him why he did not like school and why he felt it would be better to be taught at home. From the mouth of a seven-year-old he simply said, “We do not learn about Jesus and we do not pray. I want to learn about Jesus in school and pray.”
That was enough for me! We told him to pray and we would agree with him in prayer. We told him that God gives us the desires of our hearts and if this is what he truly wanted and if this was God’s will for his brother and him, then God would open the doors for us to home school.
Well, God did and they are both very good students. In this last year I have watched God raise these boys of His up and I am very blessed. We have faced a lot of walls along the way from family and friends, but the sweetest thing about this is that my boys—in a very humble but firm way—stand up and say to the accuser, “We are doing what God said to do and we are learning the right things.”
Many times since we started home schooling I have felt that maybe the boys would be better off in public school. But when I ask them, I cannot help but smile when my boys look at me and say, “No way dude!”
California Member Family