When my husband Andy was made redundant from his job of more than 20 years, there was nothing else to do but trust God. Even though we couldn’t see it, He had a plan for our lives. We learnt to look at the blessings and not what Andy had lost. And so we enjoyed the unexpected time we got to spend with each other, while we wondered what to do next.
Soon Andy realised he had a unique opportunity to begin a whole new career. When he was accepted onto a Masters degree course 25 years after completing his Bachelor degree, we learnt that it is never too late to follow your dreams.
University was very different for Andy the second time round. But that didn’t matter because anything can be learnt when you need to know it. And so Andy very quickly gained the skills which allowed him to learn online in this digital age.
Andy graduated with a Dean’s medal. The thought of winning a medal hadn’t been his motivation to learn. He hadn’t even known such a medal existed until he was awarded one. Andy did so well, not because of the lure of a reward, but because he was truly interested in the subject.
Andy is an inspiration to our children. His achievements encourage them in their own learning.
You know what? I reckon Andy is a perfect example of an unschooler, which is rather funny considering he’s a school teacher!
If you missed my podcast: Unschooling Children, a School Teacher Father, and Tea, you’ll find it on my podcast page. There will be a new podcast tomorrow!
And you can find my children’s novel, The Angels of Abbey Creek on Amazon, as well as Lulu and Barnes and Noble. As you can see, even unschooling school teacher fathers can enjoy my book!