(This is the very first entry I made on my very first blog on Homeschoolblogger. It is a quick look at how my vision of homeschooling has changed since I started in 2002.)
For many years I had visions of the big yellow school bus sweeping my children off their feet and taking them to the quaint old red brick schoolhouse whilst I stayed behind baking cookies to delight them upon their arrival home. Now, 3 years later, I realize how faulty my vision was, and here I sit, forever grateful, that God saw fit to give our family a clearer “vision!”
Oh, don’t get me wrong, there are days when MY vision is still a little hazy. Thankfully, God’s isn’t! He takes my foggy, less than resourceful, downright unproductive days and turns them into lessons in patience, thankfulness, and faith.
So, for me the beginning was truly a beginning. It was a time when I let go of many of MY visions and let God have His way. I also had to release my fears and doubts as well. Was I really qualified enough to teach a rambunctious and highly intelligent 4 year old? Would my high-needs 1 year old sleep long enough to allow us to do school? What curriculum was the best? How would I ever afford all the curriculum I thought I needed? What if there are gaps? What subjects should I be teaching at what age? Would I put him into public school at a certain age? and on and on and on…
Not all of these questions have been answered definitively and more seem to crop up weekly, but I am no longer a basket-case each time I think of a new “what-if” scenario.
So, join me on my homeschooling journey. I’m not going to guarantee you profound epiphanies on a daily basis and I’m not going to pretend to have all the answers, but I will guarantee you a candid look at my life as a Christian wife and mother.
(**So, there you have it, the beginning of the beginning of this whole blog thing…and I STILL guarantee you a candid look at my life as a Christian wife and mother! ;o)**)