Faith isn’t a feeling. It’s a choice to trust God even when the road ahead seems uncertain.
We started this homeschool journey on pure faith… in God, not in me. In fact we were both pretty sure I was going to fail miserably and were holding pretty tightly to the safety net that we could always send him back to public school any time.
7 years later, I admit there are days when it’s tempting to put them on the school bus that drives straight past our house at 7:38 every morning, but I am seeing some fruit and I wouldn’t really trade this time I have with my kids for anything. Okay maybe I would trade it for like a day or even a week, but not long term. 😉I can see how God is using this time for His glory & I am confident He has called us to this and is equipping us at every step.
A new year begins tomorrow. We will have an 8th grader, a 2nd grader, and a pre-k 3 year old who’s desperate to be a student too (oh and a destructive toddler who likes to taste everything he can possibly get those cutie little hands on). It’s going to be chaos, I already know it. We have more space and a dedicated school room which I’m sure will help, but we are who we are.
I spent some time prepping and learning about the loop schedule and putting our plan in place for the year. Only when we actually begin will I know how this is going to work for us.
All I really want is to find the best plan to get every subject in for every kid and still find time for all those fun crafts and science experiments. I long to be the fun mom, but my type A personality really struggles to chill. I really like every box to be checked and every mess cleaned up. It’s not going well.
Right now, we have 2 kids who have chosen to follow Jesus with their whole lives, a 3 year old who is obsessed with the sky and tells me that God puts the moon and the stars and the sun in the sky every day because He is faithful. And we have a toddler who smiles more than he cries… but seriously destroys everything and climbs high and has no fear! I love to talk to my kids and read to them and cuddle with them and listen to them. That is going well (not perfectly, but well).
So homeschooling works for our crazy family. We continue to trust God more than we trust me. We give each other grace and prioritize what’s most important over all the rest.
Your turn… what do you love about homeschooling? What is your least favorite part? What do wish you did more of because it’s their favorite?? (That’s science for me btw… they love it, I wish I loved it… I’ll just have to do it and love the joy it brings them!)