Friday, March 14, 2008

Home Spun comic strip #208

Home Spun #208

One of the hardest things I've had to teach my children (and myself) is to be respectful of others. I've made a lot of decisions in my life that have taken me off the "well traveled" road. I took a year off after high school instead of heading straight to college. I wanted to have children at a young age when all of my friends were pursuing careers. I nursed each of my children until they were over three. I decided to teach them at home.

Going against the norm does not make for a simple life. Since I began homeschooling, I've lost count of the number of times we've been asked, "No school today?" When I mention what we do, we hear the usual responses. Most often, people say, "I could never do that!" I usually just smile and shrug. We all have our choices to make. I am in no position to respond since I have had my own days of thinking, "I can't do this!"

I have rarely met with adversity since I began homeschooling. I consider myself fortunate that my husband and our families have been very supportive of this decision. I think because I am always going against the norm I am very sensitive about the choices others make. I assume (a really bad habit) that since I agonize over my decisions, others must put as much thought into their choices. As a result, I try to respect the choices of other families even if they are not in alignment with my own. We all have a path to follow in life. When our roads cross I would much rather greet other travelers with smile, instead of frowning at them for choosing a different way.

3 comments:

B&B said...

Dear Christina,

I love your insight! This was very well stated 'When our roads cross I would much rather greet other travelers with smile, instead of frowning at them for choosing a different way.'

Thank you for your wonderful comics and uplifting posts.

Peace & Laughter,
Vicki

ComfyDenim said...

Yep. Good post!!
It's always shocking to me, when we are willing to accept the choices that others make, and they don't offer the same grace back.

appleleaf said...

Wow, you've really covered it. All I can say is, 'Yes, ditto to everything you've just said."
Paula

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