Friday, September 12, 2008

Precious Sounds from the First Floor

This morning I sat in my bedroom and worked on some last minute work items before heading out of town on business. The door was open and I could hear everything that was going on while school was in session with my wife and two girls.

It brought tears to my eyes.

The youngest was about to be given an answer to a problem and then she interrupted (in a good way) her mom because she wanted to figure it out on her own--and she did. A few minutes later they were running around the house (with permission). When my wife called for them to stop, they had to recite the scripture verses that they are memorizing this week. These verses are going to be stored away in their hearts and it's precious to me as a dad. Finally, I heard them singing the hymn Holy, Holy, Holy.

I am so thankful for the education that my girls are getting and for the work that my wife is doing with them. In case you're wondering, my oldest is now a freshman at a public high school and we've been pleased with his progress so far. It's still a work in progress, but he's applying himself and learning a lot about himself.

So, just thought I'd share a bit about life in our house--in case you cared.


Arby said...

We care. And, it's wonderful!

Rose Starr said...

Super beautiful. Thanks for sharing. I'm moved to tears often by the sheer joy God brings via our children...sometimes the tears are out of frustration, but more often joy ;)

Rebekah said...

its always nice to have such simple but proud moments. Thanks for sharing

Hunny Bee said...

I like hearing about the ins and outs of homeschooling since I think we will be doing it ourselves in a few years. And I can see why your girls love it when they get to do such fun things and actually be kids while they're learning. What a concept!
Thanks for sharing.

Jeff said...

Absolutely awesome, friend.

Toni said...

I can so appreciate this post!

Wani said...

I'm glad that school is going well with all your kids right now. It gives me hope for our boys' future education - whichever direction we choose to go later on.

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

Sounds lovely, what a blessing you both are to your children and I know they are to you as well.

Sniz said...

Honey, YOUR post brought tears to my eyes. The fact that you care more about the spiritual things they are learning than the academics makes me feel so good. Which is why I feel free to just skip the whole academic thing! (Just kidding)