Our Kids: The Reason It Is Worth It

September 11th, 2010 by Nate

Isaac pouring sand on Levi as Naomi watches

Kids can be A LOT of work as any parent will say.  A common comment I hear is that parents can’t wait till their kids go to preschool or kindergarten.

I guess on one hand I can understand.  Mandi and I need to get away from the kids occasionally.  On the other hand, we chose to have these children, and care deeply for them.  I want to spend time with my kids and help them become productive adults.  I know soon enough will come the day I will be helping each of them move out.  I say why shove them out the door any sooner than necessary?

We have made sacrifices and decisions over that last four years to see this happen.  That is OK, as most parents make sacrifices for their offspring.  In the process, we have also found a better life for our family.  Does homeschooling work for everyone?  Probably not.

As the picture shows, kids can be work and a lot of fun too.  Levi didn’t enjoy getting the sand shower as much as Isaac enjoyed giving it.  Naomi was sure entertained though.

I don’t know how at all the next twenty or so years will end up.  I do know whatever happens we will raise and teach our kids on our terms and be responsible for the outcome.  In my view that it is all worth it.

3 Responses to Our Kids: The Reason It Is Worth It

  1. Great read! I want to see a follow up to this topic :D

    Elvira