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Porthole Perspective?!?

Porthole Perspective?!?
On a ship, sailors can look out at the ocean through a porthole. But this doesn't give them much viewing area! In fact, all they can see is what's in front of them. Have you been seeing your life, your homeschool, from a porthole perspective?
     When we only see the problems and challenges of the day we can miss the grandeur of what we are doing. There is so much more to being a homeschool parent than merely drilling this week's spelling list or fixing the umpteenth meal for our family. The daily-ness of these tasks can threaten to sink our home school ship if we miss our greater perspective.
     When sailors step away from the porthole and step out on deck, they can see the grandeur of the ocean. We can see a new perspective when we realize that we are training the minds and hearts of the next generation. We don't know what the future holds for these kids. One of them might be the next Bill Gates or Mother Theresa. But achievements, even noteworthy ones, are still merely "porthole perspectives." 
     Our privilege is that we are investing in our children and sowing in them seeds of our values and beliefs. When we look at it this way, we can see the grandeur and the purpose in what we are doing. That grandeur is that our daily lives of teaching and parenting can lead our children to mature adulthood, to good character, and to the ways in which they will shape their world whether newsworthy, or beautifully ordinary! Those who today are so little and so covered with mud, Band-Aids, and juice stains may even, years from now, delight us with grandchildren and become great parents themselves! Now that's grandeur!


Written by: Home School, Inc

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