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One Courageous Choice

“…And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” ~Esther 4:14b

I was thinking recently about my parent’s choice to homeschool my siblings and me and that decision reminded me of Queen Esther’s decision to save her and her people.

King Ahasuerus divorced Queen Vashti because she didn’t obey his order. Then young virgins were brought to him so that he could pick a new queen. Esther, who was raised by her cousin Mordecai, was chosen as the new Queen. She was told by Mordecai not to reveal that she was a Jew to anyone.

After some time a decree went out by Haman, the King’s right-hand man, stating that at a set time all the Jews would be annihilated. Mordicai then warns Esther and tells her that she must go to the King and beg him for her life and the lives of her people.

The thing was that if she approached the king without being summoned she could be killed. She decides to fast and pray for three days and asks that her people do the same. After the appointed time she went to the King…

You’ll have to read the book of Esther to know how it ends. (;

My point in sharing this is that because of Esther’s courageous choice lives were saved and changed forever.

Children walking down stairs
Going to school…

When my parents decided to pull us out of public school seven and a half years ago, they only knew of one other homeschooling family. But they knew that God called them to make this move and they trusted Him. We were very blessed to have a homeschooling mentor to help us get our feet wet in the beginning.

Children eating breakfast
I had an attitude from day #1…

Because of their conviction and courageous choice, lives were forever changed. In fact, this blog, my photography, and who I am today is a direct result of my years as a homeschooler. Mom and Dad knew that this was what they were called to do for our family and were not going to step back from the plate for any reason (including my not-so-pleasant attitude at the beginning).

Children working on school work with their cat
Oreo evidently had some work to do too!

I share this with you for a couple of reasons. First, I want you to know that if you feel like God is calling you to do the impossible. Do it with all your heart. It’s not our job to figure out precisely how we should go forward because we know the One who knows the future.  The second reason that I share this with you is because every decision that you make is important. I just wanted you to know that today.

Until next time,

Bailey Sue

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