Monday, August 15, 2011

Climbing Parnassus


It's "Student Photo Week" over at the Not Back to School Blog Hop."

I had this great idea of doing a photo montage but my schedule disagreed and settled on a picture of us rocking out instead. 
Why?
'Cause it sums up so much of what homeschooling is about.

Homeschooling is an exercise in mountain climbing.
 We probably don't even know it when we start out.
It's revolutionary academically, socially, spiritually and politically.
It's hard work. It will tax you and max you and your children and your family.
You will look for creative solutions to difficult problems you never even considered before.
It will cause you to grow and develop muscles and skills that you never thought you had or would need before.
It will give you a whole new perspective on what you can do, what you don't want to do, the sacrifices you will make, how off the beaten path you live. 
You will frequently be out of breathe, stop to pray, wonder why and maybe cry from blistered fingers or bruised shins.
The view from the top will wow you and take your breathe away.

3 comments:

Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

I feel very much in the trenches right now with a 7 year old, a 5 year old, and a 14 month old, so I appreciate your perspective!

LaughingLioness said...

Amy- praying that your year is blessed beyond measure and is full of JOY! ; )
Hugs, Lisa

mandiana said...

Perfect picture!

~ Amanda from DenSchool following via the Hip Homeschool Hop