This weeks Blog Cruise question is, "If you didn't homeschool, what would you DREAM of doing?" When I was little I dreamed of having a family and being a teacher. God was good and expanded that dream so that I could do both things at the same time. Now, I can't imagine teaching other people's children and I don't really want to do that. That is a real gift and though I trained in college to be a school teacher God had other plans for that training. I would not mind teaching homeschool children a class or two but not whole classrooms of children in public or private school. I am not up for dealing with the discipline problems or the government requirements, among other things.
I only have 4 years left homeschooling my children. I have homeschooled for 20 years now so when I finish homeschooling it will have been 24 years. Many years ago God impressed on us that we were to homeschool all our children all the way through. I knew it was what God wanted me to do. I do have some plans for what I will do after I am done homeschooling but I am not sure what I would do if God called me to stop homeschooling right now. I really do not see that happening and so it is hard to "dream". To me that would be a nightmare. I don't really have a Dream Job... except the one I am already doing. Most days I love it and want to pour into my children what I feel God wants them to learn and know, and to lead them as they grow in Him.
When I am finished homeschooling I hope to volunteer some of my time. Maybe at a local library. I found out our local libraries have a volunteer program where you deliver books to home bound residents. I would like to do that. I like people and I like books. I hope to have grandchildren, be close to them geographically and involved in their lives. I hope to help homeschool them some days and be a support to their parents as they take on the job of homeschooling them full time. I am also working on a small online business and hope to continue working on that. I will probably do more scrapbooking and reading, too. I am sure I will spend more time with my hubby as well. I will continue to be a wife, mother and hopefully someday a grandmother. Until then I will serve my family and my Lord to the best of my ability.
Tomorrow the list of other crewmates and how they answered this question will be posted... so come back tomorrow and click the button at the top or just go to the crew blog directly to see what they have to say. I am sure it will be interesting and varied.
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