Posted with Kaitlin’s (15) permission.
For several years our goal has been for Mark to be more involved in homeschooling our children, specifically as they get into the upper grades. We’ve slowly and surely made progress in this direction and this year Mark is the primary homeschool parent for our oldest children. (He plans, gives and checks all assignments in all subjects, oversees all group readings and leads all discussions. This really allows me to focus on home educating our younger children.)
I hope that this is an encouragement to those of you who have a goal of a father being very involved in the homeschooling. Mark does not have the type of job where he can take children with him (he’s on the road everyday and most of the places that he goes require security clearance). This is something that our family has grown into and the Lord has brought about and I’m confident that for nearly all families who desire this it is possible, even with those situations that make it more challenging.
It made me giggle, I love these kids.
Here is the email:
The assignment was to start an outline that will be used to write your own confession. I gave the assignment last week but no one was finished on Monday and only one was done last night. Read Kaitlin’s below.
In the year of our Lord 1998 I, Kaitlin ____ was born to two Christian parents. I have been raised to love the Lord Jesus Christ who is my Savior and who was willing to die on the cross to save me.
For my school I was told to do a paper about my confessions. Instead I slacked off and did not get it done.
Dad wanted me to write a paper so that I could learn diligence and practice my writing.
Instead of doing this writing I played, ran and forgot to do it. When it came time to turn the paper in I tried to make excuses for not having it done instead of telling Dad the truth.
I told Dad I forgot, but forgetting is a sin because I didn’t think it was important enough to remember.
When I saw Dad’s look of disappointment I knew I had failed him and had not obeyed my Heavenly Father. Thank you Lord for your mercy to those who do not keep your commandments.
Dad here is my outline. I love you.
What have your kids done recently that made you laugh or just shake your head in disbelief?
You may also be interested in:
- Some of my “Not Me” posts