The Christian school that my three grandchildren attend has a yearly event that invites grandparents to come and enjoy time in the classroom. This year, despite the fact that I live a good three hours away, my grandson asked if I would attend. The date immediately went on my calendar. This past Friday I found myself in an auditorium with at least a hundred other grandparents—some older and some younger than me. What we all had in common was that our children’s children were being educated in an environment that honors God and teaches the students to love Him by learning to keep His commandments.
I first visited my two granddaughters’ classrooms (Pre-K and second grade). Then I made my way to the third grade classroom. The look on my grandson’s face when I entered is something I hope never to forget. His expression of joy and gratitude was only surpassed by his delight as we spent time doing the project his teacher had planned for us. We were to list things we have in common. The most important one is that we share a faith in Jesus Christ.
- Andrea G. Schwartz
Andrea Schwartz is Chalcedon’s family and Christian education advocate, and the author of eight books including: A House for God: Building a Kingdom-Driven Family, The Biblical Trustee Family: Understanding God’s Purpose for Your Household, Empowered: Developing Strong Women for Kingdom Service, Woman of the House: A Mother’s Role in Building a Christian Culture, and The Homeschool Life: Discovering God’s Way to Family-Based Education. She’s also the co-host of the Out of the Question podcast, and Homeschooling Helps (weekly live Facebook event). She can be reached at [email protected].