My kids go to public school. So after she told me her story, I pointed at her and laughed and made fun of her and responded, "See, I don't have to worry about that happening in my kids' school because public schools don't read Bibles out loud."
The room erupted into laughter because I'm hilarious.
I love that she and I could laugh and joke about that. All the while totally loving and respecting each other's personal decisions about where to send our children to school.
My friend, Ellen, recently posted on her blog:
"We don’t homeschool. I love homeschooling! I think it’s awesome! I’d do it in a skinny minute. But. Right now our family is called to be in a public school and we love it. I don’t love all of the running around but we are taking advantage of the opportunity to build some community. I also don’t love blanket statements about how one form of schooling is better than another."
Ditto. Especially that last sentence.
I love me some momma friends who know why they do what they do, whether it's homeschooling, private schooling, or public schooling and I pray I'll never, ever, ever for a tiny little second think our choice is the best for every family.