Homeschool was going well. I love the curriculum we chose, and the schedule was running smoothly. When I was doing a lot of canning, I was worn out, but that comes with the season.
Then, last Wednesday night, our church had a business meeting. We have a Christian school as part of our church, and Gregg (who has never been able to attend a business meeting at this church) was incredibly impressed with the financial report of the school, and with the fact that the school had slots with tuition assistance for disadvantaged families.
He went home that night pondering the school and started praying about it. He felt very very pressed that we should put the boys there instead of homeschooling them. The more he prayed about it, the more he felt like that was the right decision.
When he came to me about it, the decision was further cemented when I didn’t immediately reject the idea. We talked about it and prayed about it early Friday morning, and by late morning, I was on the phone with the school administrator making an appointment to go talk to the preschool director. I met the director and the teacher Friday afternoon and fell in love with them. Tuesday morning, Scott will have his first day of preschool.
Scott is just attending part time, and next year will begin kindergarten full time. Johnathan is still going to be home with me, and will start part time preschool next year.
We don’t know why God is putting the boys in that school, but we’re letting Him lead us and we know that we’re making the right decision.
I’ll be working on my schedule and adjusting it to accommodate not homeschooling. I will suddenly have time on my hands – something I am absolutely not used to. I’m looking forward to seeing what God will have me do with it.
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I have to admit, I’m happy for you that you’ll have that time. As a mom, I know how hard it is to carve out time for ourselves… even just a moment or two is difficult to come by. I know there is a purpose for your free time. How exciting to find out what!
Knowing you Hallee, there is a plan in place for your time… you’ll just need time to realize it
Good luck on this new leg of the journey; I love knowing God is on the move in my life … the anticipation and expectation are peaceful because God has great plans for His children that involve hope, future, and good!
This sounds wonderful for your family. I know it will be a blessing and can’t wait to see how it pans out.
We recently made the same decision for the 3 daughters we still have at home after 19 years of homeschooling. We’ve graduated 3 from homeschool. It has been an adjustment for all. Surprisingly, me and my senior daughter have had the easiest time. My 7th grader has had the hardest. The school is so awesome and supportive of the girls. They welcome parent involvement and are happy to answer any questions. I miss the girls a lot but enjoy hearing about their day when they get home. I have joined a Bible study and keep busy with the housework. I’m hoping to crave out some time to write! Getting up early has been good for all of us and I make the girls breakfast and pack their lunches. I will be praying for your family during this new adventure.
I send our 2 small children to a private Christian school. It is a bit of a stretch in the budget – actually I shouldn’t say stretch as in we are going without food or shelter, but rather putting some home improvement projects on hold and not taking vacations. I can serve my family better by working outside the home during this season of our lives than I could being a SAHM….primarily so I can provide healthcare benefits for my family through my employer’s plan.