During Oleg's recent business trip he was so missed that I realized I should really post about this oh so important person in our lives. After all, Charlotte Mason titled her second volume on home education Parents and Children, not Mothers and Children.
Though Papa, as he is called by the boys, is not home during the formal hours of education, it is he that fulfills major parts of it.
It is he that teaches us all that a job is never left half-done. It is he that encourages the boys to run faster and climb higher while I am thinking "Be careful." It is he that teaches them how to drive a nail straight, points out the difference between cut Maple and Elm, and it is he that shows us so many wonderful aspects of our heavenly Father. It is he that has all of our hearts.
He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers; Malachi 4:6a