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!