Well fast forward to mid-January of this year. A few of the jobs that held any promise for me would include hours opposite my husband. I wasn't sure I could do that. We would be just two ships passing in the night. So maybe this wasn't the right time to move into working outside of the home. My husband and I decided we just needed to pray and give it over to God. Now if you are anything like me I struggle with that. I am not good at waiting.
"For You are my rock and my fortress;
Therefore, for Your name's sake,
Lead me an guide me.
Pull me out of the net which they have
secretly laid for me,
For You are my strength."
My husband and I have some ministry opportunities coming up. So we are going to put our everything into that for now. We have also started our classes for becoming certified biblical counselors. But the best was yet to happen this past week.
I mentioned before that our son was in public school. For the last two years our son had been asking us if he could go to public school. He really wanted to play sports. We eventually agreed to him going to school. Because of certain events that happened in October our son fell behind in school. The school district was wonderful in trying everything in their power to help him out. Our son came to us very upset telling us that he was SO overwhelmed! He felt like he was drowning with no help of rescue. So after hours of discussion with everyone we all came to the decision to pull him out. We in no way shape or form blame anyone for this. Like I said our school district was wonderful. We are VERY fortunate to have such a wonderful, caring school district.
"The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD,
And He delights in his way.
Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down;
For the LORD upholds him with His hand."
Now what?! We had no curriculum plan, no school plan. We knew our son needed structure in his education. So we began searching for online schools. We had found 3-4 schools we liked. After a few days we narrowed it down to two. One was Bob Jones DVD curriculum. The other was ABeka Academy. We prayed about it and talked with families we know that use both of these. We went and sat with friends of ours who use ABeka for a day. Our son seemed to enjoy the ABeka teachers better than the BJU ones. So we registered him that day for the ABeka Academy. What I love the most is that he will get a diploma at the end of 12th grade. It will be like he went to the school. Just from a distance. We are VERY excited about this.
So this has confirmed what I knew deep down all along. God's plan for my life is to be a keeper at home. I do enjoy keeping our home and raising our kids. It's not always easy, but SO rewarding!
So when you wait on the Lord and follow His direction things will work out for the best every time!!
"God be merciful to us and bless us,
And cause His face to shine upon us."
I'm excited to blog about our progress through the ABeka Academy. We are going to follow a block schedule that will look something like this:
Monday and Wednesday
Tuesday and Thursday
Physical Education everyday
Study and test day
Of course this is subject to change when we actually get started. Sometime next week I hope to post what our schoolroom looks like.