Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Best Wishes and Blessings As The New "School" Year Starts

School has started once again in our area. The buses roll by our house and stop at the next street corner at our little neighborhood school which is a bus stop for transportation to other various schools near by. But this year is very different for me. My youngest daughter graduated high school from our home school this past June so my life is taking a new direction. Although my home education years are over, I'll always be interested in education. It's so much a part of me and my life. As I look back, I see how home education was just the fit for our family. But I have different people in my life who have chosen parochial schools, private schools, public schools, charter school for their children with each option working best for their individual family. I have wanted to be so very cautious not to mistake home education for the the Gospel and I've been blessed to have a circle of special people who think along those lines, too, as they respected, encouraged, and supported each other and their individual different opinions and options for educating their children. So as the new "school" year begins, I'm re-posting one of my favorite quotes about education from one of my favorite authors- Susan Schaeffer Macaulay (her book is For the Children's Sake):

"When a baby is picked up, spoken to, and loved, he is starting his education as God planned it. For all our lives we are human beings, in an active state of learning, responding, understanding. Education extends to all of life. In fact, an educational system that says, one bright summer's day in the dawn of my youth, 'There. Now you are educated. This piece of paper says so,' is doing me a gross disfavor. The truly educated person has only had many doors of interest opened. He knows that life will not be long enough to follow everything through fully." ~Susan Schaeffer Macaulay~ For The Children's Sake, p. 8

My family and I are continuing our learning journey in a different, new way -- an old door is closed, a new door is opening. Best wishes and blessings for you and your family as you start a new year of your learning journey!


  1. Deb, I thought I was already following you here, but I am now. I tried 4 times last week to put your button on my blog w/o success. I'll try again. I don't give up easily, well maybe for a little while and then I come back at it. Hope your daughter is doing better.
    Thanks for visiting my blog.

    Coleen in Ukraine

  2. Blogger has been having/causing fits the past several months with different things. They have lost some of my earlier photos here this blog and at my other hsing blog. Very frustrating.

    Yes, she is doing much better. The dentist and orthodontist both said that her retainers and now a bite guard just in case should do the job. Thanks so much for your concern and prayers. :-)

    Hugs and blessings.

  3. Deb, I just LOVED this post! I have on year left and then will be an empty nester...my time is up as far as their formal education, but I hope to be educating along the road of life even as they leave home, finish college, and have their own families!

  4. Hi Patty,

    Our learning and educating never stops does it? I hope this last year will be a blessed year for you and your family. :-)

  5. I'm visiting here for the first time. My, what a lovely place you have here! I love your style. I will be back!

    This is a quote for all of life. It's one of my favorites, too.

    You seem like an old friend,

    Sursum Corda,

  6. Nancy,

    Thank you so much for stopping by. :-)


  7. What a lovely and thoughtful post.
    Sorry it has taken me so long to respond to your sweet comments on my blog.
    Many blessings to you & your family. Regina

  8. Regina, not a problem, thanks so much for stopping by. :-)



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