Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Running and Homeschooling: Desire Trumping Reason

When I ran the San Antonio Marathon 2 years ago I loved many of the sayings I saw on t-shirts and posters.  Here are a few:

Quotes from the 2010 San Antonio Marathon:
*I thought you said 2.62!
 * Chuck Norris never ran a marathon.
 *Marathons are the triumph of desire over reason.

My friend is going to run her first half-marathon next month and she really wants to run, without walking, and finish well.  The third quote above recently came to my mind after I talked to her the other day.  I know she can do it.  Now, she has to want it.  She's been faithfully training for months.  

Then, I thought that the quote could be applied to homeschooling too.  So for me it would be:  Homeschooling through high school is the triumph of desire over reason.  

I  have just over a year and a half to graduate my first child.  Not...sure...if...I can do it....ugh.  There has been quite a few times I almost transferred one or more children into a public or private school...
 My desire is to be obedient to God's calling for our family and that seems to be homeschooling our kids....for our family...at this time.  

  Hebrews 12:1b...let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.

 How is your homeschooling going?