Home schooling is not for wimps! I always thought before I started this crazy adventure that it would be hard, but I never dreamed I would actually dread it at times. I feel constantly inadequate, unmotivated, and mostly just plain sick of it. Yet, I expect my kids to be excelling, motivated, and happy at all times.
Since it is the beginning of a new year and a new semester, I really have been asking God to help me out here. I think the problem is rooted in my attitude. I've got to start looking at this differently, and somehow find joy in the process. We have signed up for a local Co-op that meets once a week and I will be teaching kinder, while my kids go to classes such as Chemistry, world missions geography, contenders of the faith(no idea what that is, but it sounds good) and a few others. My kids have been very secluded since we moved here in October, but I'm hoping that making some new friends will be a blessing from the new group. I never realized how much of a transition it would be for them to move, leave their school and friends, and have their mom for a teacher. We all need some change ever once in a while, but we had so many changes all at once. I really want to succeed at this endeavor, and I know with the Lord's help, I can. The alternative is putting them in public, and there is no way I'm throwing Ashley into middle school halfway through her 8th grade year. Not to mention, Seth will be starting 6th next year. Just keep us in your prayers if you will.
*Some super exciting news is that I am starting Beth Moore's Believing God in a couple of weeks. I know God is going to use this study in amazing ways. It's been several years since I've done the study, and I never actually finished all the homework, so I look forward to teaching it.