Saturday, May 15, 2010

Thr Fruits of Home Education

The days go by.
We work on spelling, science,
history and more.
At times we wonder if anything we
do means more to our students than
another day to check off their logs.

However, there comes a day when it
all comes together.

This has been a year of many such days
in our lives.

As the children get older and face new
experiences we are able to watch them
put their years of learning to use.

Sometimes it is how they relate to things
at a job or volunteer opportunity.

Sometimes it is just an outpouring of words
in the form of a poem.
Not an assignment.
Just an expression of intense emotion.

There's something about this storm,
that I can not ignore.
This is not the norm,
this is something more.

There's electric in the sky,
there's water on the ground.
There's thunder in the air,
it's beauty all around.

It's like a song
that's playing in my head.
It's like a strong command
that God has clearly said.

Electric beauty
What an incredible sight.
It is still the daytime,
but yet it's dark like night.

It is a symphony
beautifully composed.
it is truly wonder
fantastically exposed.

So, on those days when you feel 
like nothing is sticking.  
Don't quit!

When you are so very  discouraged at the 
progress of your little writers...
hold on!

If one day you feel inadequate...
You aren't!

YOU are making a difference.

YOU are teaching the future.

Be encouraged. 
The future looks good, 
if we judge it by the fruits of your labor!

Becky K. (and Chelsea too)!


1 comment:

Beth said...

What a nice poem!
Sometimes I do feel like I'm not really doing anything worthwhile (and everyone is telling me that my kids should be in "real" school). Then they do something wonderful or I hear about something nasty in public schools and I know why I'm doing this. Right now, my "something wonderful" is Jennie's project of collecting clothing for children in Kenya.
Thanks for your blog!