Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A homeschooling blog

It seems an appropriate way to document our journey so I am starting a homeschool blog. We have been praying for 3 years to homeschool. Piper brought with her the blessing of not only her sweet self but the opportunity for me to stay home and homeschool. I have known these three years that it would not happen until God was ready and it would be clear and undeniable when it was time, it was all I expected from Him. It won't be easy financially, physically, mentally or spiritually but it is going to change our family in great and mighty ways.

I want to write this down because I don't want to forget. If I don't get to do this with my kids for the next 18 years then I want to remember that I had the opportunity and not take it for granted and be grateful for every moment. When my kids whine and complain about not wanting to do this anymore or ask why. I can show them why I do it and remind them of the times they loved and the times I loved and hopefully show them how much they are loved because of the sacrifices we made to give them this experience. I want to be the one to teach my children to read (the right way the first time), I want to see them curled up with classic literature that I never read as a child because it wasn't part of the public school curriculum (and still isn't). I want to see their excitement as they explore the wonders of this world instead of reading about it in a text book and I don't want to forget what that felt like to be there instead of hearing about it at the end of the day. I want to write this down because I know God is moving in me and in my family like I have never felt before and I don't want to forget that His hand is in this.

So this our new journey one I fully intend to enjoy every blessed moment of, our voyage de l'amour.

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