What? Who? Why? When? Where? These are questions we answer every single day…from multiple sources, multiple times a day. It’s important to ask questions – and even more important to understand the answers.
This seems like such a strange word to post about, but I really think it’s an important word. It’s through questions that we learn, process, and can eventually assist others. It’s when we ask the right ones that we can actually dive deeper into who we are as individuals, as moms or dads, as husband and wife, and the history of what makes each of us unique.
It’s through questions that our children learn. They have an insatiable curiosity for learning and knowledge. It also causes us to think more. I remember trying to explain the concept of tomorrow to my kiddos when they were younger. That was a tough one! We eventually got it down though. It’s through constant explaining and answering in various formats that we also learn as homeschooling parents (how do our children learn?). It’s a great way to see how our children’s minds think. It’s through answering the easy questions that we can actually be prepared for the tougher questions.
Do you remember when your children were young (or maybe they still are) and they’d ask things like:
- Why is the sky blue?
- How do I write the letter A?
- How do I spell my name?
- Where is the sun at night?
- When will we go to MaMa’s house?
- How do I tell time?
And then when they get older, the questions become a bit tougher:
- Why does no one like me?
- Where is heaven?
- What is the pythagoream theorem?
- Who made God?
- Why did mom (or dad) die?
- When will I be considered a grown up?
- Is Bigfoot real?
We all have own questions to which we want answers.
- Why did God take my precious baby away so soon?
- Where are my glasses?
- Why am I forgetting everything?
- How did I fail my son?
Life is full of questions and some to which we’ll never know the answer. There will be mysteries in this life that will never be explained. I do know, though, that we are all learning and growing and in order to do so we must be willing to ask and answer questions…and be prepared that the answer may not be what we want to hear (or tell).