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This is I how I knew…

I am driving my two girls to their private school one chilly January morning in 2006. One is in third grade and the other is in Kindergarten. They are doing very well. I am in my pajamas and in a comfortable common routine. Except, the waters have been stirred, and God is prompting. Change is coming.

 

I grasp the steering wheel, staring before me as any good driver should. My eyes on the road but my thoughts are on bringing the girls home. After 3 years of private school, I am contemplating homeschooling again.

 

I am mulling over the words in my mind. How could I give voice to this idea in a manner it will sound best? It is time to let the girls know what Husband and I are considering. My kindergartener has begged almost everyday for me to homeschool her, but it is older sister has made lots of friends and never showed any interest. How do I win her over?

 

The words are on the tip of my tongue when my eldest, who is the passenger in the seat beside me begins, “Mom, I had a dream last night.”

 

“Oh yeah? What was it?”, I inquire.

 

“I had a dream that you told us you were going to homeschool us.

It is okay with me if you do.”

 

I am awestruck and tongue tied. I continue to peer straight ahead, heart pounding with this realization. I manage to utter a weak, “Oh.” We arrive at school, and I bless the girls and their day. I drive home to continue MY own day, which very soon will be known as OUR day.

If I was not sure before of the life change we were about to make, every ounce of uncertainty was now whisked away by a simple expression of a dream had by a 12 year old girl, inspired by a Holy Omniscient God Who knew what this mama needed, and Who never fails to direct our paths.

 

And here marked the beginnings of our new life as a homeschooling family.

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  • http://www.heavenlyglimpses.blogspot.com Theresa@HeavenlyGlimpses

    Awe,that is hopeful. It is my oldest (going into 2nd grade), that is thriving and loves school, who I am most concerned about pulling out. Yet, my kindergartner would likely relish in the idea of home school. God has been so faithful in giving this vision to my husband, when I thought impossible. Why doubt how he’ll bring my son around. Praying that within the next year, we’ll know.

    • http://www.alifesurrendered.com Michele-Lyn

      Theresa,

      I would love to chat more about homeschooling. Maybe email or Facebook? Are we friends there?

      God is definitely faithful to lead you in the direction He wants you to go. It’s amazing how different each of the children are. Most of living like a family is figuring all this out, isn’t it? I love it!

      Hope to talk soon :)

  • http://www.pruningprincesses.blogspot.com Laura @ Pruning Princesses

    My girls are entering 3rd and 5th grade and we will be starting our first year of homeschooling in the fall. Mostly, i feel like maybe we are crazy. When will you finish your resources?

    • http://www.alifesurrendered.com Michele-Lyn

      Laura,

      I pray that God will give you peace and order each step you take as you answer this high call to homeschool your children. Blessings to you, friend.

      Michele-Lyn