A new journey.

You did what??…The famous words.

Yep! We did it. We took the plunge and decided to become a homeschooling family.

This is something that we’ve always talked about, but never took the steps. About a month ago, Ethan had talked about the idea of homeschooling. What captured me from the beginning of this conversation from our soon to be 10 year old son, was the light that was beaming off of his face. The light of an excited boy who on the inside was ready to open a new door, a new adventure into the unknown.

After talking with a few great friends who also advocate the homeschooling life, our minds were going 100 miles an hour! Is this good? Is this bad??? Ahhhh! I mean, it seems pretty amazing, but will we be good at it? All the things that go through our heads right. 

After doing further research on this new venture, we knew this was God’s plan all along. Ethan can now incorporate God’s word in his school work. That in itself put a HUGE smile on our faces. We found the perfect curriculum and as a family WE WERE EXCITED!

Today marks Ethan’s first day as a fifth grader and it marks OUR first day as a homeschooling family. 

We know that what comes along with this is the concern from others. The concern of Ethan not being in a social environment and so fourth. We are blessed that Ethan has a great group of friends. We are blessed that Ethan is active in our church home, we are blessed that Ethan enjoys being outdoors. This is a new step for us all. So, if I can ask anything from whoever is reading this, it would be this:

To please just say a prayer for our family that the Lord will strengthen us on this new journey and give us the wisdom and knowledge that we need. 

Oh yeah I almost forgot,

Today was a success! Ethan loved his first day!


Ash xo


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3 thoughts on “A new journey.

  1. I am so excited! I know this has been in the back of your mind for awhile, and I am just so proud of you all for taking the plunge. Ethan is such a smart, dedicated, and hardworking kid- he deserves an education that is catered to him. Homeschooling is on the list of topics that Adam and I are discussing and one of the biggest concerns we and our family had was socialization. Ethan can join “electives” at public schools if wants, but there are a million other ways for him to socialize. Team Casey is a social family, so I am not worried in the slightest about him maintaining friends and relationships!

    I can’t wait to see how awesome this new adventure turns out for you all!

    Good luck!


  2. Love it! Josh and Meg were homeschooled, for four years. A bunch of us Mom’s got together and rented a basement of a church that way they would not be so isolated. We lived out in the country and only had one car so this “group” idea worked well.


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