We didn't always think we would. In fact, for a time, we were very much against homeschooling. What about socialization? What good does it do to pull all the Christians out of the schools? Aren't you sheltering your children? What about college?
So I went to the library and checked out every book on homeschooling to prove to myself that it was a terrible idea. I didn't expect to learn about so many benefits that I had never considered before! I still didn't think it was for me, but I came away with a new respect for homeschooling (and homeschoolers!) that I never had before.
Matt and I had discussion after discussion and we saw the pros and cons of both homeschooling and public schooling, but we still couldn't make up our minds. We committed to praying about it and trusted that the Lord would make it clear by giving us a peace about one or the other.
One day while in prayer, the Lord made it very clear that He wanted me to homeschool. It's hard to explain, but He just kept pressing it upon my heart. I remember fighting it because I saw it as such a sacrifice on my part. My priorities were majorly out of order at that time in my life, and I truthfully just wanted to pursue my own interests after the kids went back to school. I basically surrendered and just asked God to change my heart if this is what He wanted me to do.
So here I am! I'm about to officially start homeschooling in January and God has just recently answered my prayer and finally changed my heart. I finally feel excited to begin serving my family and children in this way.
Part of the reason why I'm starting this blog is for accountability and to connect with other Moms for support and encouragement. I'd love to hear your stories about why you homeschool (or why you don't) in the comment section below. The Lord clearly leads some families to be home, and others to be a light in the schools. I just love that God cares about these little details and I love hearing about how the Lord leads and guides others.