Today I am thankful for Homeschooling! I am so grateful that we have that freedom and right to decide how to educate our children. What a blessing it is to work hand in hand with God while educating our children.
I remember when we started this journey and heeded the call from the Lord to homeschool my son. We knew we needed to make some changes from the elementary school he was attending. We began looking at Charter schools and interviewing them as we weighed our educational choices. We settled on one of the charter schools, but there was not an opening in the grade we needed. So we went on a waiting list. We still felt uneasy about waiting, so we continued to look for other options. We prayed and prayed for the Lord to reveal His will and lead us in the direction we should go for our son’s education. We finally decided to try a Virtual Academy and bring our son home. It was the best decision we ever made.
We did eventually get a call from the charter school we had chosen, offering us a spot. We turned it down. I spent some time fighting against the system of the Virtual Academy. But since I was doing the majority of the work, I did discover that I could teach my son and that it was a good thing. My son and I struggled as we learned how to make it all work. But we also grew closer. We became a team.
The following year we broke free from the Virtual Academy and tried it on our own. We haven’t looked back since. I know that God used the Virtual Academy to show me his will for our son. He also used it to show my husband. We have grown closer as a family through our homeschooling experience. We have marveled at the progress our son has made through our homeschool. We know that our son would not be where he is without the ability to school at home.
So today, I want to say I am so grateful for homeschooling. I would have not seen myself here before, but I am so grateful for the journey.
What are you thankful for today?