And just like that, we are closing the final book of 9th grade.
The little girl that I was so afraid of homeschooling for kindergarten, has only three (short) years left of her homeschool journey.
When I look at pictures of years past, it seems like oh, so long ago…but at the same time, like yesterday.
Just yesterday, God started nudging my heart to homeschool. He chased, and I ran. Ultimately His plan prevailed.
Just yesterday, I was standing in the preschool room, terrified of what the future held. Knowing she was moving on from preschool and crying at the thought…
Just yesterday, I was telling my parents about this decision that would ultimately change all of our lives…in more ways than I ever imagined.
Just yesterday, I stepped out in faith (even though I was filled with fear)…and ultimately faith won over fear.
God won, instead of my flesh.
In my flesh, I would have blended in with everyone else. I would have chosen (what I thought was) the easier path…
In my flesh, I would have relied on myself.
In my flesh, I would have never submitted to the call that God was placing on my heart.
Thankfully, we don’t walk by the flesh, but by the spirit.
In His strength, I have stepped out in faith and walked a journey I couldn’t have imagined in my wildest dreams.
Some days I feel like I am living in a movie about someone else’s life. Yet, the movie goes on, and each day there is a new adventure. I praise the Lord for all HE has done.
I am beyond grateful for this journey, which has been about so much more than just school choices.
Most of all I am grateful that I obeyed when I did not want to, and that God is leading us each step of the way.To Him be the glory.
In just three short years, I will be looking back on the entire journey. It is too cliche, but I can’t help myself. It goes by in a blink. My little gap-toothed girl has grown into a beautiful young lady, full of God’s grace. She is everything I ever dreamed of in a daughter and more.
I praise the Lord for all He has done in her life and even though it is bittersweet to see the years fly by, it is exciting to know that she has a whole life ahead of her, that He has already planned before time.
So we continue to walk with Him, clinging every step of the way, trusting Him in all…even when it is hard. Even when we don’t feel like it. Because we know He holds the future.
Read more about our journey in my book, Called Home!
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