This week we will begin our ninth (gulp) year of homeschooling. For those who know my story, it is truly by the grace of God that I even write those words. To think that nine years ago, I was trembling this week at the thought of what I was doing…and I was in tears most of the week…questioning if I was doing the “right” thing. I said it would be for one year.
Well, one year turned into two, then three, and here we are at nine. What a journey it has been.
I have not only fallen in love with homeschooling, I have daily seen the blessings of this lifestyle for our family. We have grown as a family, and we have walked this journey clinging to God ever so tightly. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.
The homeschooling journey has also given me opportunities I never would have dreamt up in my mind. To write, to speak, and to minister to other families.
What an amazing God I serve.
Looking back over the last nine years, I stand in awe. I am in awe of where I have been, where I am now, and look to the future with eyes opened wide, wondering where we will go.
Nine years. And thankful for each moment.
I am grateful most of all for choosing to walk the simple life…to keep my eyes focused on Him each day. While I fail many times, I make progress nonetheless. I yearn for even simpler many days, and I will continue to walk a step behind Him each day, letting Him lead the way.
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