I think so often when we think of homeschooling we see the benefits to our children, and there are many for sure, but have you ever considered what this journey might mean for you?
I think that the average Mother would perceive that to homeschool is to sacrifice for the sake of the children. To give up time, personal pursuits, etc. And yet looking at my own personal journey over the last year, I have to say that homeschooling - particularly CM homeschooling - has been the spark that lit the fire in my own personal life.
Somehow through reading about this Charlotte Mason philosophy of education and implementing it in my home with my children, I have reaped the additional benefit of coming alive to my senses and to the wonder and glory that surrounds me. What was once dull and seemingly finite has become infinitely magnificent and incomprehensible. I can't even begin to grasp how much there is I want to read, listen to, behold, perceive and comprehend. I can honestly say that the bush in our front yard holds more wonder in it than the entire 700+ channels offered on TV.
And how absolutely remarkable is it that we are able to discover and process these things together with our kids? It's just the icing on the cake.
Here's an article in Childlight USA's Weblog called "A Dangerous Adventure by Art in Kenosha" describing this very thing as someone else experienced it. "New eyes to see" "New ears to hear" - I hope you experience it too :)
"Life should be full of living" ~Charlotte Mason