Enjoy them they grow up fast! Those are the words we hear from wise parents/grandparents who know only too well how fast those years go by. It's hard to believe that, in the middle of 2am feedings, explosive diaper changes, teething, potty training, sibling wars, preteen hormones, and the myriad of other day to day things we deal with while thinking, will this day ever end. But then you wake up one day and your 6 lb baby boy is 6 ft tall and ready to conquer the world on his own....He grew up fast...too fast...but I did enjoy it!
One reason we were able to enjoy these years was because 10 yrs ago we embarked on the journey of homeschooling. 10 yrs ago I had no idea what I was doing or how to do it. So.....I opened up the "ultimate guide to homeschooling", and found THE best advice. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them upon your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you lie down and when you get up. Deut. 6:6-7, So that's what we've tried to do. Some days have gone great, others not so great.
Homeschooling isn't for everyone, but we do feel it is what the Lord called us to do at this time, with this child. It hasn't been easy, but it was worth it. We want Chase to be academically competent, and be prepared for college, career, or whatever the next step is, but our ultimate goal has been to keep the "end" in mind and prepare him for that. I read a quote from a pastor/homeschool father that said something to the effect that if your child knows more about algebraic equations than about God then something is wrong. My thoughts exactly.