We first considered homeschooling our children when our oldest child was just a toddler. By the time kindergarten (and the yellow school bus) approached, we had surrendered to God’s leading by choosing to educate our children at home instead of in a school setting.
This journey that began with some trepidation soon evolved into a new lifestyle filled with fun, frustration, adventure…and a whole lot of fantastic books! Several bookshelves later, we find ourselves on the downhill slope of our homeschooling experience with our five children, with 21 years behind us and less than 5 years ahead of us.
Although I approached the high school years with great trepidation and angst, I am incredibly thankful that we persevered and home educated our oldest four all the way through their high school years. Our two oldest kids have graduated from their postsecondary studies (with one of them having returned to university for further education), our third child is in the middle of his apprenticeship, our fourth is in full-time postsecondary studies, and our youngest (in Grade 8) is continuing her educational journey at home.
We are so grateful for the support and guidance we have received from WISDOM and are honoured to be members of their Parent Advisory Council.