The first time I realized that I was so caught up in doing things, “the way they were supposed to be” was when I taught in India right out of college. Geared up and ready to go I was excited and ready to make a difference in the world. Of course, when I arrived in the poverty stricken area of the country, I realized that I needed to rely on God for not only the wisdom to teach but also for the resources. No paper, just a chalkboard. No supplies, just whatever I could recycle and reuse, which wasn’t much. It was just God, me and the children. This experience taught me to not get so concerned about how things are to be done but who I am teaching.
Heather Vogler is an eclectic homeschooling mom of three in Virginia. She has experience as a preschool teacher and loves to write, travel and cook. You can read about her thrifty homeschooling adventures at Thrift Schooling.