Well my homeschool friends,our year started out great, loved all the curriculum, the kids were eager to do work (at least most of the time), I finally got a handle on what was enough. THEN my Mr came to me with the news that he would be traveling A LOT for work over the next year. My husband has a job that takes him away from home quite a bit so I live a lot of the time as a single parent. I am 6 hours away from my family and steady help. We live in a larger home with a decent sized yard. I have a lot on my plate. Something had to give. I have been overwhelmed by house work, yard work, my garden is non existent this year. I was starting to lose myself in all of it. I was taking it out on the kids. I had stopped appreciating the time we had together. It was making me pretty sad. So I started praying. Then I started waiting for answers.
There are a few blogs that I check daily, other moms of kids my kids ages. Some are homeschoolers some are not. A few weeks back I read this post from Crunchy Peas. I have always enjoyed seeing what she was doing with her girls in their homeschool. And I was surprised when she posted that her girls were going to public school this year. I loved her honesty. The things she wrote were the very things I had been praying over. I kept my thoughts to myself and continued to wait on Gods answer. Then last monday I read Erens post from VintageChica, and again she put words to my thoughts. God was giving me answers through others words and I finally listened. Last Friday I signed the kids up for school. They met their teachers and saw their class rooms. We bought a few supplies that we didn't have on hand already.
Yesterday I dropped them off at their class rooms and walked out of the little school with peace in my heart. They got off the bus yesterday afternoon glad to be home, and I was glad to see them. They had stories to tell and papers to be filled out and a bit of homework to be done. I love that God answers our prayers. That he speaks sometimes not like a hurricane, but like a soft breeze. We will take this one year at a time, the same way we homeschooled.