Tuesday, May 3, 2011

They Say I'm A Dreamer, But I'm Not the Only One


D: Dreams

Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.
-Ashley Smith 


We're a family of dreamers. If you're a down to earth, logical sort, then we're the ones who drive you insane.  I'm not apologizing for that though, as I truly believe the world needs us dreamers just as much as it needs the engineers.  Our homeschool is fueled by dreams.  Dreams of education becoming a natural part of our life, dreams of a family remaining close, dreams of children having the freedom and desire to pursue their own dreams.  Dreams of a perfect homeschool year.  

Some of these dreams come true.  Our family is close and loving.  My oldest is pursuing his music dreams. I'm still working on the natural part and I doubt the perfect year will ever occur, but I keep dreaming and I encourage my children to do the same.  Even as I sit and pour over catalogs and peruse websites in search of next year's learning focus, I'm dreaming of the right materials to encourage the desired results. Our dreams keep us moving forward, in our homeschool and our lives. 
"I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours." 
- Henry David Thoreau

What are your dreams?




4 comments:

The Thinking Mothers: said...

I love your quote - great! I'm more of a dreamer now that we homeschool, because we're not confined to public school "undreaming", as it were!!

Great post!

Katey said...

Dreams are good...my current dream is to run a marathon someday

MommyKuehner said...

I guess I am a dreamer too. Love homeschooling and how we are not restrained by a long list of non-thinking rules!!

Really like your blog. New follower from Hip Homeschool

Renita
www.krazykuehnerdays.com

Becky said...

I have a big dreamer, too! Of course, the other one is more on the scientific side.

I dream, no long, for that perfect school year, too, but I guess that it probably will not happen. That's ok, though.

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