Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Taking the Plunge

Well, it’s official.  We’re homeschooling for the 2012-2013 school year.  Last summer Matt and I started discussions about plans for our family.  First it was a financial decision, then as I prayed and prayed and prayed some more it became a heart decision.  For many years I was very content with sending the kids to school everyday.  I was not a homeschooling mom.  We have a wonderful Christian school to send our kids to and I’ve been so thankful for that blessing in our lives.  BUT, God has been tugging at my heart strings for a few years and as my youngest headed off to school my heart is aching for my kids to be at home.  Matt said it best when he said “You’ve finally got the kids gone and have time to yourself and now you want to bring them all back home???”  Um, yes?  As this school year progressed God made it clearer and clearer that this is what we’re supposed to be doing.  What kept coming to my mind was “My heart’s at home” with my kids.  Does that mean that my kids don’t drive me crazy and they don’t ever force me to lock myself in my bathroom for 2 minutes of alone time? Um, no.  It means that at this point in our lives with our family my heart wants what we think is best for our kids.  So we’re giving it a year and see how it goes.  I don’t want to look back and wonder what if and feel like I missed an opportunity with my kids. 

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