Monday, September 5, 2011

the reality of regret

It is easy for me to say if only I had done this differently or that differently. I truly wish we had begun home-educating the girls sooner. However, it wasn't a possibility before.

There are reasons for genuine regret. When we deliberately act outside of God's will we should repent and confess. However, I believe regret is legitimate even after we've been forgiven. Regret isn't false guilt, it is sorrow over missed opportunities because of our disobedience.

However, we humans often regret things that we had no control over. Why regret not homeschooling sooner when it wasn't an option? Seems silly to me. We tend to regret silly stuff rather than the important ways we missed out in serving and glorifying God.

1 comment:

Dragonfly Treasure said...

I hear ya. I admire you for homeschooling. I wish I would have felt comfortable doing it, but with an ogre for a father the kids wouldn't have been any better off being home from being on independant study. All have gradusted HS and father, after 37 yrs of marriage is being edged out of the picture. I just hope I can lst until this nasty divorce is over.

I'm so happy you are able to do it with the girls! Good luck and best wishes.