. . . There truly is no place like home, and it is sweet.
By Greg Day
Welcome home—two of the most comforting words in the English language. As a homeschool father, I
relish the thought of returning home at
the end of the day. For me, there is a constancy to be found there, a routine and
stability produced by knowing that my
children are there and are being educated
by my wife.
How do others view home? Do they
view it the same way I do?
“There is no place like home.” “Home is
where the heart is.” “Home sweet home.”
We see and hear these quaint sayings
quite often in books, movies, television,
and various media. People are prone to
saying these things and want to believe
those statements. Are they really true?
Are we sure that home is uppermost in
our hearts and minds? If so, then why
does it sometimes feel like an insult to
refer to someone as a homemaker or a
homebody or a homeschooler?
Home really does matter, though, and
the most important things in the world
happen there. Deuteronomy 6: 5–7 says:
“Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with
all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and
with all thy might. And these words, which
I command thee this day, shall be in thine
heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them
when thou sittest in thine house, and when
thou walkest by the way, and when thou
liest down, and when thou risest up.”
Our family is blessed to have the privilege of homeschooling our children, and
I am so proud of my wife and kids! No
one works harder or does more important
work than my stay-at-home, homeschooling wife. She knows our kids, and they
know her. They turn to her for support
and advice. They learn from her what it
means to be a responsible adult and member of society. She has charge of our most
enduring worldly treasure, and she has