Thursday, August 26, 2010
Being Real - Home Education
Like the picture above, I feel that I am walking across a bridge with holes in it. Let me explain - I need to spend more time with my pre-schoolers. So, I am trying to find a “curriculum” to help me structure more time with my little ones. Then I have my 1st, 2nd and 3d grade darlin’s, each with different strengths and I would love to find a school plan that works for me to homeschool them all together. Also, considering 12 year old Caresse and what she needs, and 17 year old Kalyn and her last few years of home education.
Ohhh MY! AND, I have been sick every since Tuesday and instead of having special time to plan, I keep finding myself unsure, and fluttering around. I honestly feel like a butterfly who is testing a zillion different flowers, but can’t find just the right one. See, even my post is “fluttery”...structure, trust, bridges with holes, butterflies and flowers. Are you completely lost? I am! The truth is I have home schooled for 16 years; I know what is out there, yet tonight I have spent 3 days and am still “unsure” about what my next school year needs to look like for at least 7 children, ages 6-17!
So, where do you go when you get stuck?
Because I have home schooled for so long, I have learned a very important truth that supports my home education, and that is why I call it my Pillar IV - TRUST. I have really learned that I must trust the LORD to lead me in my decisions for the children’s education. And in all this time, I can see that HE HAS FAITHFULLY LED ME. Now if I where feeling better, I would look up the Bible Scriptures that completely support this truth, however, I am sitting in a hotel room, sick, with a wiggly 18 month old, and Steve wont be back till later....
(OHHH, by the way, I HAVE HUGE NEWS FOR LATER...BE WATCHING!)...
So, sorry, no scriptures, just encouragement from one mother to another....He has always led me. So even thought I don’t know what our next year is going to look like yet, I know that HE will show me when HE is ready. Does that mean the last few days where wasted? Not at all. He knows my heart and He know that I am searching for HIS Home Education Plan for our children...so, I just have to wait.
Any suggestions while I wait?