10 Mar The Reluctant Homeschooler
Before this season of our lives, friends have asked me if I’d ever consider homeschooling. I‘d always laughed and emphatically responded, “no way, I’d be terrible at it!!”
Well, God sure has a funny way of stretching us to do things we’d never thought we were capable of doing.
With all the transition of moving with only a couple months to go in the school year, as well as not knowing exactly where we’ll be living long term, and recognizing that the rural mountain towns we may eventually end up in will possibly not have great schools, all these things have made us decide to give homeschooling a chance.
We are doing a trial to finish up this school year. And if it goes well, then we plan to continue next year as well. The great thing about Colorado public schools is that some of them offer home school integrative programs. We are on the waitlist for one here in Colorado Springs which would allow my boys to attend school one day a week and do public school things. That will be a relief for me because I personally love structure and accountability. Oh and being social too 😉
I guess my big encouragement with all this is that in stewarding what God has called you to be faithful with, there are times He will stretch you.
But there are many blessings that come with being stretched. I’m interested to see how my kids and I will grow in unique ways in the homeschool environment. There are so many pros and cons to all types of schooling, we absolutely loved our public school back in Illinois and would not have considered home schooling. But seasons change and we are simply trying to be faithful and trust God. Pray for me guys, this will be a challenge for me. But we’re willing to try!