I never intended to homeschool. In fact, it was almost faux pas, like “only those weird people who want to shelter their kids from the real world” homeschool. And yet, here I am planning to homeschool my son starting in the fall.
We moved from a place with very little homeschooling to Louisville, Kentucky, where my eyes have been opened to the wide world of it! There are several different reasons why my husband and I chose to homeschool. One is simply the fact that we are not familiar with the school system here. The other is that we plan to go into international missions and know that we will probably be homeschooling him in the future.
Whatever the reasons we came up with, I ultimately know that God has planned this for us! Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” My plans were certainly not to homeschool; my plans didn’t even involve moving to Louisville, however, God’s plans did, and I understand now more than ever, that I am to be obedient to His plan for my life.
I am nervous and excited at the same time. As a former middle school & high school teacher, I am clueless as to how to even begin homeschooling a kindergartener. I have scoured the Internet for ideas, websites, and printed material. I have prayed non-stop, and asked for advice and help from others who are homeschooling. What I’ve discovered is that it is a learning process for both of us as we adjust and adapt to homeschooling and my son’s learning style. I may have to change the way I do everything once we start. I may have to start over several times. It’s a work in progress that will be ever changing and evolving as both of us learn how to do this!
I hope that I can share my ideas and insights, pros, cons, and such with you along the way of this journey! The only thing I know for sure is that I am being obedient to God!