Home educating mother, if you instill a love for learning in your children, then you've done your job well. If they know how to seek out and find answers for their questions, then consider your time well spent. If they converse well with people of all ages, and have that sparkle of interest in their eye, then your efforts have not been in vain. If they can convey their thoughts clearly in writing and plainly in speech, then you have taught them much. If they can look at the world that surrounds them and humbly praise the God that made them, then you can rest in peace, for He can take it from here.