Don't you just love it when God breezes drift by? Trying to slow down enough to feel them...yep, that's the goal.
Obviously, I have been sharing about our homeschooling scenario...
I love homeschooling, I love being home with my kids, I love learning most things right along side them, I love the challenge of keeping things interesting and exciting, I love the exploration of educational styles that best suit their individual personalities... yep... then the breeze blows by, the gentle reminder of following God's purpose and plan for our family...
...so after much thought (2 yrs really), prayer, discussion, and revelation...
our Katie-girl started school today! A Christian School that is. The girl has been doing "school" since about 18 months...she thrives on learning!
*She does best on a good solid schedule, complete with routines and rules. The school can provide this, our 'littles' currently distract our schedule on a regular basis.
*She loves to read. This is unlimited at home, and still will be; but it is refreshing to know that this school will work with her also, enabling her to go two grades up in a reading group.
*She loves friends. She loves family. Her class has a total of 5 students (now including her)! They are polite and caring and love God, she is thrilled!
*She wants to learn about God. That was her ultimate reason to homeschool (yes, my kids get to choose)...now her eyes are wide open in amazement..."why didn't you tell me there was a "Christian" school?"
*She likes familiar settings...this school is part of our church facilities; she knows the ground settings and many friends of all grade levels, so she is comfortable and feels safe.
Me? I still love homeschooling! I look forward to quality loving chats together with my daughter... she will share, question, wonder, and embrace all things discussed...and I will listen to the whisper of God, follow His direction, and nurture that learning spirit.