Homeschooling is not easy and as many of my homeschool friends can tell you. It is not for the faint of heart. The Lord will teach you more about yourself that you wanted to know. He will use it to sand off our rough edges, and cause us to cling to Him each and every day. It is by His grace alone that I have been able to walk this journey for the last sixteen years.
A few years ago in one of my, I do not know if I can do this anymore, I am exhausted times, I asked the Lord that if it would please Him would He in some miraculous way provide for my children to attend a small Christian school. I also petitioned that if it would please Him, I would like to teach there, so I could be involved in their education and know who is speaking into their lives, but not have a classroom with all the responsibilities.
In all honesty, I did not really expect Him to answer. I thought that is too big of a prayer. That would mean tuition for six children. There is no way that will ever happen.
But, God’s ways are far, far above mine. This year my oldest son started attending a small Christian school in our area. This same year my fourth grade son was also diagnosed with Dyslexia, which I had known for a while, but never had an official evaluation until this past year. I had begun researching the best teaching methods for him and learned many things in the area of reading education that will help him.
In the spring, the administrators of my son’s school asked me to come in to meet with them. I thought it was about a scholarship, but it turns out they offered me a teaching position. The position is for a resource teacher/reading specialist. So, go figure…the school will send me to training. Training that will help a dyslexic child as well as children with many other reading issues. This is an area over the last two years, in which I have become passionate.
I will admit I was surprised when I left that meeting. The Lord has opened up an opportunity for all of my children to attend a small Christian school, for me to teach there, but not have the responsibility of a classroom, help other struggling learners as well as my own child.
Friends, we have a big God who can answer our prayers, even when our faith is weak.
Though I am excited to see what the Lord will do over the next year, it will bring many changes for our family. We will take this journey just as I have our homeschool journey, one year at a time, with much prayer.
So to all my homeschool friends, pray for me when you are still sitting in your PJ’s at 7:30 in the morning sipping your coffee. Because preacher daddy and I will be getting six children ready for school and heading out the door, and for that my friends we will need lots of prayer.