Monday, September 28, 2009
Home school excitement
I am so excited about the possibility of homeschooling, I can hardly contain it! The idea first started weighing heavily on my heart the other night on the way home from small group. Mark went to a concert with his cousin, and the kids and I did the usual, small group. In the car on the way home, Austin asked where daddy was. I told him at a concert, and Austin responded with "why does daddy work so much, why is he always gone?" Now, those of you that know Mark, know that he is a big kid too and is always playing with the kids. I think Austin was stuck on the fact that Mark was not there at that moment! I told him that I was there, and asked him why he never wanted to play with me. He said because he doesn't want to bother me. Those words broke my heart...I never want Austin or Abi to think that they bother me! Then, Friday night, I attended a women's retreat with some of my friends. One of my friends home schools her son and has essentially lighted the fire in me to home school! There are so many contributing factors of why I think homeschooling would be a good idea for my kids. After discussing it over coffee last night, I'm even more excited!!! We even discussed starting our own co-op so that some moms could work part time if they wanted. I would still continue to go to class as well. I am not sure how all the details are going to work out, or even if they will...but I know that my heart is in it! So, for now...diligent prayer!