Y’all, this girl gives me grace upon grace. I have stumbled, more than once, in front of her and she has kindly and generously encouraged me and supported me. God is using her to work in my life and I’m grateful!
Please welcome my friend Kim to the A Day in the Life series today. Perhaps those with teenagers will especially find the change in her homeschooling heart encouraging.
Years ago I would probably have won an award for “least likely to become a homeschool mom.” I was forced to homeschool for my ninth grade year. Literally. I threatened to run away (more than once) when I heard the news that my parents could no longer afford to send my brother, sister, and myself to Christian school! My parents told us ahead of time that it was only for one year. After that first year we could choose to either remain homeschooled or attend the big public school in our area. My mom was an amazing teacher, but I chose to go back to school even though my older brother and younger sister decided to remain homeschooled throughout high-school. As embarrassing as this is to admit, I just didn’t want to be seen as a nerd by my peers. My rebellious spirit broke my parents’ hearts. If I were to be completely honest, my decision broke my own heart too that day. In high school, I had lots of friends and good grades, but with none of my friends having a faith in God, it was nearly impossible to walk closely with the Lord, and it was seemingly even more impossible to have a great relationship with my parents.
This year, I knew I wanted Classical Conversations to come to life throughout our week. My friend and I split up the weeks, did the lesson planning over the summer, and added a few lessons a day to our school week to help the CC information further reach the hearts of our little ones. I have loved it…consistently loved it! Does that mean our days are always smooth and that I am the patient mom I so desire to be? Not at all! Not even close. My little guy has caught me more than once with my eyes shut while he is on my lap learning to read. It is not because I am really that tired, it is because I am fighting the urge to sigh loudly and am truly praying for patience as he pronounces the word “was” as “waaaaassssss” for the fifth time in that paragraph alone! I fail daily, but trust that God’s word is true. He says in 1 Corinthians 15:58 “Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.”
ility of homeschooling!
ook about the history topic and work on a science experiment.
Don’t you love seeing how God changed Kim from a once reluctant (to say the least!) homeschooled student to an enthusiastic and thoughtful homeschooling mom? I’m so grateful God doesn’t hold us to decisions we’ve made once, but allows us to change our minds. And in case you were wondering, she’s no nerd!