Linda Avila, Surprise

I have been homeschooling my three boys for ten years. I didn’t know anything about homeschooling when my boys were little. I started with My Father’s World curriculum, which was fun and it kept us together as a family. When my husband got home from work, my boys loved showing the badges they had made, especially when we studied creation.

I started to doubt myself within that first year. When my oldest son was in 3rd grade, we studied the presidents of the United States, and my husband rewarded us by taking us on a road trip to Mount Rushmore. When the tour guide asked questions, my three boys knew most of the answers. At that moment, I got a glimpse that what I was doing couldn’t be wrong.

I remember going to my first AFHE Convention and met the the legislative liaison. Her words were very encouraging to me. I saw her at the Convention for many years after that. Every year I would tell her that was our last year. She would laugh and say, “I will see you again next year.” My husband and I have prioritized attending the Convention every year. I still wonder if this will be my last year every year. I don’t have it all together, but I know that God is in control.

I believe God has called me to homeschool. Scripture says in Philippians 2:13, ESV “For it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.” God is the reason that our family is still on this journey, He has been truly good to us. God has equipped us and supplied for all our needs and where we lack knowledge or experience.


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