When I came out of my Sunday School class yesterday morning, Ray had been talking with a couple who were visiting our church. “They were married here 47 years ago today,” Ray told me. When I stopped to speak with them, too, the man mentioned our being involved in homeschooling (which Ray had just told him). Then our visitor told me that his “nephew was a product of homeschooling.”
“He’s a doctor in Cookeville,” he continued, noting that homeschooling works. He went on to acknowledge problems in public education.
I wasn’t expecting what he told me next. “I was in education for 34 years,” he said. He had spent the last eight years of his career as one of a team of principals at a well-known and very large Nashville, Tennessee, public high school.
As you enjoy Labor Day and think about getting back into the groove of homeschooling tomorrow, you may be one of the many mamas who are wondering if you are doing the right thing by homeschooling. That retired public school principal wanted to affirm to Ray and me that homeschooling works. I wanted to pass his encouragement on to you.
Hang in there. You can do it. It’s worth it. It works!
But as for you, brethren,
do not grow weary of doing good.
2 Thessalonians 3:13