Day 0: Take Off

We are starting this school year with a purposeful goal. We are manuevering our home school to fulfill a calling to teach, and to embrace the gift of learning as a family.

By homeschooling we are gearing outside, literally. No longer bounded inside but exploring and investigating God’s world around us by going outside more.

We took off on our Day 0, believing that zero is both nothing and a great multiplier.

After Sunday church, we drove an hour and some minutes for a quick trip to the North Carolina Natural Museum. We first went to the Ecostation in search for a blooming golden rod. Nah, it was all hot and humid. We saw a couple of golden rod but not in a bloom state yet.

We went to the main museum and it surprised us, totally!

This is the museum’s butterfly section. It is tiny but features some butterfly species common in North Carolina. It is actually interesting.

The best part of our Day 0 was when our 3rd grader went to us and said, “I’m very happy that we are doing this museum trip as a family.” We are on the right track.


Believe in the power of home. Hold on to the perfect plan for family that God has intended it to be during creation. Even when it is not perfect. Eventually, it will be. Embrace your calling. Believe that kids you’re learning with are being prepared for a higher calling, even higher to what you’re being called.  Let your expectation be a singular focus towards God. Let your love, and patience be an infinite plural. Allow every field trips become a family trip. They may not remember what they have learned in the trip but they will always remember the memories you have made together. Learn with them every single day. Discover with them. Laugh with them. Make mistakes with them. Hug and kiss them every single moment, because you certainly can. When a concept is hard, all they really need is that hug telling them they are loved.

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