This week, we are back to school. I have been checking in on all of the homsechool blogs that I follow, getting organization and scheduling tips. I have never considered myself a homeschool mom, even though for the last two years my teenager was in the home doing school on line. I wasn’t here most of the time. So maybe it wasn’t home schooling. And it was public school, and most homeschoolers I know teach Christian principles. However, this year I can call myself a “homeschool mom”. I like the sound of that. Today, my 6th grader starts public school on line through the California Virtual Academy. Having a middle school student in this program will require alot more advanced prep and hands on involvement from me than I did when my high school student was in the program.
And that former high school student, now a Junior, will actually be homeschooling though a private charter for the next two years, doing Christian curriculum. I have received some amazing support from friends who have taken my hand and helped me along in this process. They have actually helped to school him in Math and Biology through the summer. I am so grateful.
I still work a full time job, and have another child who will attend the 3rd grade in public school in September. Yet God is answering the desire of my heart to homeschool my children. It may not look like it does in your home, but I am grateful for the opportunity. In one way or another, that dream will become a reality. We will have to be creative with our schedule and the time of day we do school. And I still pray for ways that I can be in the home more and not have to work as much. With an unemployed husband it seems next to impossible, but I know that with God, anything is possible.
So much to be grateful for today, so I continue to count my gifts!
Grace gifts 231-241
231. 50lbs. of free curriculum delivered to my door.
232. Securing another laptop for my daughter’s on line schooling.
233. The AT&T rep who spent an hour on the phone with me yesterday after my internet settings went haywire.
234. Two empty shelves now filled with books, science and art supplies for my daughter’s easy reference.
235. A friend who is walking me through the homeschooling process.
236. Learning how to write a “course of study”.
237. Financial blessing of the private homeschooling being paid for this year!
238. A son who is actually excited about school this year.
239. Encouraging friends. 240. A supportive husband.
241. A God who will keep me sane through this entire process.
I am linking up with A Holy Experience where we are sharing our list of what we are thankful for. Will you join me? Or leave a comment below and let me know what you are thankful for as you begin this school year.