Sometimes I feel a bit like a freak when strangers comment on how unusual we are and question us on our lifestyle. I wonder to myself, is it that obvious I'm a homeschooler? I mean, yes I know we wear skirts and educate at home. And I will admit, we aren't the most technically advanced family in the neighborhood. And the real kicker, we're traditional Catholics. But does that really warrant all the perplexed stares, worried comments, and constant advice? I always found it ironic that the very people who are amazed at how well-behaved and educated we are, suddenly grow concerned for our development after hearing we're home-schooled.
So long story short, I've slowly grown accustom to explaining and even defending my way of life. I have come to terms with the fact that my family and myself have chosen a rather unusual lifestyle, and thus will always draw attention from others. And you know what, it's alright to live a life set apart from the world. So if ever you feel rejected or isolated because of your values, rejoice! It means you're doing things right! "If you had been of the world, the world would love its own: but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefor the world hateth you." John 15:18