*It's been forever since I posted on this blog - Instagram kinda killed my blogging for awhile*
Our days certainly look a lot different already than they ever have during this traditional "back to school" week ~ because....
We have chosen to homeschool our boys this next year!
So today instead of packing us all up at the crack of dawn to drive to the local school they attended previously, they helped each other make breakfast & completed their morning chores. Followed by writing activities, a walk to the park, their kid devotionals & prayer time at the park followed by goldfish snacks and sword fights - a lot like continuing our summer days.
We will not start academic study curriculum until next week & lil sister will start 2 full day church preschool where the boys attended at her age.
This (homeschooling / educating at home) is overwhelming and SCARY for me, very "out of the norm", definitely "uncharted territory" for us. We have wrestled, talked, researched and PRAYED a lot.
It was NOT decided lightly and frankly has been on our hearts for a couple of years.
I am learning with each new journey in our lives when we are willing to not stay stagnate, not always seek the comfortable , The Lord WiLL stretch you and yet ALWAYS provide a safety and security net of His strength and peace ~
I CERTAINLY do not have this all figured out - and I am planning on taking it one year at a time and certainly not saying THIS way or that way is THE right way- just what we feel The Lord is currently calling us to. It will give us more family time, more time to travel like we want to, more time to prepare for some mission trips we feel lead to take.
We are claiming
John 14:27 ~ "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."
Psalm 105:4 ~
"Look to the Lord and his strength;
seek his face always."