Monday, July 23, 2012

Big Changes

I don't even know how to go about starting this post or even what to write. It will most likely be fractured, miss-spelled, badly punctuated, etc.....
I've thought long and hard as to what to write and have decided to keep it short and simple.
I fear writing anything mostly out of fear of judgment. But as the year goes on, it'll be obvious anyway. The decision we as parents are making can be shot at by either side.
I HATE CRITICISM. I dislike critical people who give their opinions when they don't ask questions and try and find out the why first. If people try and understand but disagree, I am ok with long as it's done in love and is respectful.
That being said. We are bringing Precious Jewel home next year to Homeschool.
Mr. Smiles is staying in Public School and Good Lookin' is starting Kindergarten this year in Public School and I am excited about their year ahead.
I love the start of a new school year. I have LOVED all of the kid's teachers the 3 years they have been in our local public school. I LOVE our local public school. That is NOT why we are bringing her home. God has been so gracious in the teachers Precious Jewel has been blessed with these past 3 years. I want to state that up front.  We have a list of reasons as to why we are pulling her out and have sought out advice from families in both the Public and Homeschool community. We have literally spent a year or more praying about this. We feel, that at this point in her life, it is best she is home for a time.
I've already ordered a chunk of Precious Jewel's books and Christmas has begun to arrive in the mail. She is getting excited as new boxes are opened and books are examined.
So, there it is in a nutshell. I'm doing what I said I'd never do again...homeschool.


Wendy Thibault Kane said...

You do what you feel is best for your family. Good luck!

Wendy Haak said...

Everyday brings new things when we are attentive to the voice of our Father. Regardless of what anyone says or doesn't say, your hearts are to please Him and that's what really matters. I'm sure this next school year will hold many treasures for both you and Precious Jewel, as the Father works all things for good. You both are great parents, full of wisdom and love. What more could a kid ask for? Love you all much. Good Job!

Sadie Dear said...

Good luck to you and your daughter on this new journey! I'm torn still- with a 2 year old- whether he will go to school or homeschool. Trusting the instincts and Spirit will lead me to the right path!