"I could never do that!"... I hear that all the time. I always say, "It is one of those things you just do." Like people who have twins. They just do it. Another option is not even considered. I have known I would homeschool my children since before I met my husband. I did a bunch of research on it in college and decided then, it would be my path. My reasons for schooling at home have changed over the years, but I have never considered not keeping my kids at home. I have only just begun this journey, and I cannot begin to tell you the joy it brings on a daily basis. It is nothing less than a gift. Like running for a race; enduring the pain and exhaustion of the actual event, but in the end, the amazing feeling of accomplishment prevails. There are moments when I want to lock myself in a closet and wait for the day to end. There are times when I have hid in the bathroom for longer than necessary. Many days I find myself with a list longer than the page I am writing on. I have had to write up the sides just to fit it all in. But it is worth it. I love, love, love my life, and all the stickers, questions, workbooks, library trips, park days, crayons, lesson plans, memory verses, math drills, phonics dictation, nature walks, flashcards, and overwhelming moments that fill it.