Jan 3, 2008

Just Some Rambling

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.


Linda said...

Hi Susie,
I'm just beginning to catch up a bit here. Just reading your posts blesses my heart. You have such a sweet spirit.
I have a dear friend who is homeschooling her two girls and she says many of the things you've said. It is a really difficult job, but I think you will be more than rewarded for all the hard work. I think the kids will enjoy the co-op. It really seems to make a difference.
I promise to keep you in my prayers.

Ruth said...

I'm not a homeschooler, so I can't help you in that reguards, but I pray you find what you are looking for and the help you are seeking. I know God will show you what you need!!

Tiffany said...

Hang in there. I just got through reading a great belly laughing book all about us gals and God. You are getting it for your birthday. Okay late birthday. I laughed so hard on the airplane, I'm sure people were wondering what the heck I was reading.
It's so funny. I'm about to do the Believing God as well for my Calallan gals that are in my hometeam. That is cool. We will have to compare notes. I'm exctied about the co-op you are going to be in. That sounds great and it may just what you guys need. Talk to you soon.

Susanne said...

I'm not a homeschooler and can't imagine being one, but I sure applaud those who are and those who even attempt it. May God bless your desire to serve Him in this area.