In the home schooling journey, one can often feel isolated. I have to be reminded of God's call every so often. Which keeps me on my knees. Lord, is this what You want? Am I doing all I can for these 5 kids? Where do we go next? Should I change this for this kid and not the others?
I am so grateful God has placed families in our lives that have 'gone before'. Just like in God's Word, there are so many heroes of the faith who have walked the journey and can teach us which way is best. They can teach us things to avoid. We are not in this journey alone. Nor does God intend us to be. He may have a different journey for each family, which is actually very exciting to see.
Take for example, the MacIntyre family. They have 3 kids from 17-23 now. They have had many physical challenges along the way, the oldest and youngest have visual impairments. It never slowed them down. In fact, I'd say it made them more tenacious to challenge and lift up their kids. The eldest, Scott is now past the first round of American Idol. How amazing is that? He has been recording his own CDs since 10 I think and is classically trained in piano. He graduated from ASU at 19 Summa Cum Laude and went on to get his Masters at the Royal College of Music in London. CLICK ON HIS PICTURE TO GO TO HIS WEBSITE.Todd and Katelyn have their own path in music. (Todd MacIntyre) We had such fun singing with them in November at an event. And it inspires me to expose my kids to many different mediums. Sometimes talents show up early (age 3 for Scott) and sometimes they take a little longer. But I am blessed by this family that uses their gifts for God. I don't know how far Scott will go on American Idol, but I know he will be a light in this world and I count it a blessing to know them.
This is a beautiful duet by Todd and Katelyn called "Reach". I don't know what the event is, but it has an Army sponsor at the beginning and they're singing to graduates!