The Lord is our Portion

The Lord is our Portion

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

beginning our 14th year

So we are planning our 14th year of homeschooling...WOW! where has the time gone? I still remember our first day like as it was yesterday. I had and was teaching four children then ages 8,7,3 and 1... this year I have six children and four that I am homeschooling 16, 14, 6, 4 our oldest two are 22 (senior in college) and 21(junior in college). I had no idea what I was doing but I was excited, nervous and hopeful all in one. We knew that God had called us on this journey so we took the leap of faith and did it! The road is not easy (most good things are not) but its been so right for us and our family. We have no regrets with our older two and hope to say the same for the ones we are still homeschooling. It is a joy and blessing to look back and see the fruit from our labor in our older two.
We had seriously prayed long and hard about sending some of our children to school this year...however HE made it clear on several occasions that was not HIS plan for our family this year. So I am looking forward to this year and excited to watch our kids learn and grow this year. Honestly that is one of the best parts of homeschooling besides the obvious of getting to spend time with your kids - is watching them learn -like really learn...where they struggle and then you can see they get it! The excitement and how their faces light up when they get it -no wonder teachers love their jobs!
Thank you Heavenly Father that you love us, that you know each one of us and what we each need to make/mold us into looking more like your Son Jesus everyday. Thank you for not leaving us to direct ourselves but for leading us on the paths you want - that are best for each individual person - even if that road is not the easiest. Lord help us to be faithful to what you have called us to and to keep our eyes on you and eternity.

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