That’s right. Last week, I became a homeschooler. And it was one of the scariest things in my life to finally commit to.
It was scary because I now have the education of my three beautiful children in the palm of my hands. My educational decisions could literally make or break them.
No pressure…no pressure at all! (*Starts biting off nails*)
It’s scary because this decision was a big leap of faith. I’ve prayed, cried, and worried over this decision for the past 5 years. Nope. it was not an easy decision for me, even though I have heard God call me to homeschooling before my oldest went to kindergarten.
To assume I aged from all the stress would not be an exaggeration!
This semester, I’ll be reviewing and catching my 9 year old up on math and reading. She’s the whole reason I decided to take the leap– so I can help catch her up where she needs to be for her age and grade. She even wants to learn cursive, so we’ll be working on that too. She’ll be able to go at her pace, which will help her with her anxiety. I am happy about that!
I’ll be teaching my 4 year old how to spell, write and read. This will be a new one for me, and I sure hope I don’t mess it up. I can already see her desire to want to read and that excites me. What an adventure it will be!
I’ll be able to help my two-year-old son learn new colors, letters and numbers. He is so smart, and I am honored to be able to help him grow in his learning. This boy requires a lot of patience, and I am so glad I’ll be the one to give him that.
Overall, we are all excited about this year. It’s going to be full of so many new experiences! I am excited to document this journey with you all so we can look back at the end of the year and see how much we’ve grown.
Being home with my kids is a blessing and even though it’s tough sometimes, it’s worth it. My heart is full when they’re here. I am so happy I am finally being obedient to God’s call to be their teacher.
Let’s do this!