As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Getting Ready

I have officially began organizing the home school room for this school year. At the end of school last year, I just literally left everything. I thought of it no more! We have had a fun, lazy summer. Maybe a little to lazy, but much needed.
As I begin to think about this school year, I start to become totally overwhelmed with the responsibility before me. Schooling my kids???? What am I thinking? Fear and doubt start to creep in and then I hear that calming, ever present voice... "Terri, you can do this. I will not leave you!" I know that voice and I cling to it... the sweet, precious voice of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I could not and have not done all of this with out him. There are so many different things thrown at me in all different directions about home schooling. What about socialization, am I doing the right thing, are my kids getting what they need, was I right to give up my career to stay home with them? So many others, it can get so overwhelming. But, I know that God called me to do this job of a stay-at-home, home school mom. He will equip me and my children with all we need. So it is on to a new school year with God carrying us in the palm of his hand!


Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Amen! Great post!

You are right. God has called you to this job and He will give you the strength to carry it through. I pray you will have a successful school year!

Take care my friend!

Carrie said...

Sounds like you have a great plan and know you will carry it through to a successful year! It will go so fast! Enjoy these last leisure days...I'm trying to and cherish my little ones before they grow up this year starting school!

Sherry said...

Praise God! What a great post! Praying for you and your school year!! Hugs!

momstheword said...

Yes, the Lord will help you. He is faithful!

We did homeschool co-ops until the kids were about 11 and 15. The co-ops and church and acting in plays gave them socialization.

As well as going places with me. School is peer socialization, pretty much. My kids socialized with kids of different ages, not just their own age. Plus they met bankers, doctors, mechanics and all sorts of people as they went with me on my errands.

Now the oldest is in college and hasn't had any trouble!