Today is the first day of school in the Perdue home. We officially have a kindergartener living in our home. He is a great, eager and excited learner.
This has been a decision that has taken MANY years to decide and we just make a firm decision three weeks ago. He was registered to go to “school” until two days ago. We are not sure what the future holds as far as life long homeschooling in out family but we do know that God has lead us to homeschool Jake this year.
These are the words of a new homeschooling mom. Her words are all the emotions that I have been going though the past few weeks. I honestly could have written every single word of this, but not nearly are well. So, these are my homeschool thoughts written by another mother: “Homeschooling may not work for our family the way we think it will. In that case, we may choose to stick with it, to decide to make it work because we believe in it. Of course, we may also decide to abandon ship. Maybe as our other children grow to be school age, we’ll give them each the schooling scenario that fits their own needs. We have no idea. I mean, seriously, no idea at all. We certainly don’t believe that homeschooling is the only way. But it sure is the way that seems right to us. Right now.
Am I scared? Yes! Do I feel equipped? No way. Am I 100% certain that this is right? Nope. Do I have moments of selfishness where I’d just like to send the kids to school during the day so I could have some me time? Sure! But then I remember what my real purpose in life is. The following quote by Priscilla Shirer, from her book Discerning the Voice of God, “Life isn’t about what I’m going to do, but it is instead about what God wants to accomplish in me.”
Priscilla says, “When you face two options and each seems to please God, consider the one that displays God’s glory, power and strength. This makes room for God to reveal Himself to you and show Himself through you. God wants us to see the wondrous things He will accomplish in us. Don’t be fearful about the hard road He may ask you to take. Be encouraged and excited about seeing His divine, supernatural activity in and through you. God’s voice commands the option that will display His power. He desires to show Himself strong in you and will encourage you to do things that require trust and faith.”
So, maybe I lied. Perhaps our decision to homeschool really is about our belief in God. Yeah, it’s pretty hard to remove Him from any equation, I guess. Wish us “luck,” because away we go!!