Well, friends, I’ve done it. I’ve made the decision to homeschool my children. I needed some (a lot of) prodding from God, but you know what???? through this decision many prayers have been answered for our family. My daughters constipation, my own anxiety about the public school system, my sons potty training, my husbands walk in faith… people, IT IS AMAZING how everything fell into place. And ultimately, my entire being was at peace with this decision. The anxiety I had about teaching my children all sorts of subjects I had no confidence in, paired with my notorious lack of discipline and overabundance of flexibility was washed away with this message from the greatest dad ever:
And he said unto me, “MY grace is sufficient for you, for my strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then am I strong. 2 Cor 12:9-10 NKJV
All your sons will be taught by the Lord, and great will be your children’s peace. Isaiah 54:13
I have never been more glad to be all the flawed things I was ashamed of. The success of our little homeschool is absolutely contingent upon God’s grace and power. And that, dear sisters and brothers, is the perfect place to be.