I was riding my bike through an adjoining neighborhood and saw a car that I had to take a picture of; I am sure the lady who was staring at me from the next house thought I was from google maps or just a creepy person.
My immediate thought was,” They must think they are a star.” –smile, smile. My next thought was, “They must have a wonderful mama in their lives that told them that.” And my next thought was, “I bet they were home schooled!” Now, my assumptions could all be wrong here, but I think that it is a definite possibility for each of those thoughts.
I believe home schooling affords us the opportunities to speak words of encouragement and praise into the lives of our children and let them know they are stars. Not only stars, but Super Stars! It doesn’t always mean academics either, although that is the reason why we are in school. It is about being a star shining in areas of love toward, and service to, each other.
I also want to tell you that you are a Super Star! You may not wear the skin-tight Super Woman outfit (I certainly won’t, too scary-looking!) and the cape, but you are shining brilliantly for your family. Keep up the great work and know you have me cheering you on. You know your child(ren) better than anyone else and therefore know what will ignite their passion and encourage them when things get tough. (like verbs, writing papers, tacking hard math problems) You can do it!
“Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify the Lord.” Matthew 5:16