We stood in front of the Pratt and Whitney engine, the one used for the C-54―all 1,585 pounds of that clunky monstrosity―and talked about post WWII flight ―propellers, engines, and those incredible airplane wings. My dad looked once again at that engine, took a breath and paused. "You know― it's what's on the inside [of the airplane] that counts."
That is such a beautiful picture to me because in homeschooling, in addition to being about academics―we're aiming to train our children's hearts. And we're concerned with our own hearts as well.
Yes, as home educators we strongly believe in academic excellence―but we also want those spiritual roots to develop in our children's lives as we teach them our faith.
So as you teach today, I encourage you to remember that you're doing so much more than simply helping your kids to be smart―you're helping them to develop what's on the inside― the heart. And nothing could be more important than that!
Remember, it's what's on the inside that counts!
"And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength. You shall love your neighbor as yourself." -Mark 12:30-31