The School Bus Came and Went

…and my children are content on the couch, in their pajamas, reading books, and enjoying each other’s company before breakfast.  Today was the first day of school for the kids in our community that attend public school.  However, today will be the seventh day of school for our family’s homeschool. 

Several other homeschool moms have asked, ‘Why did you start so early?’  There are several reasons really.

  1. We are expecting our fourth child in early February and I knew we would need to take some time off upon his or her arrival…
  2. I don’t want us to still be doing ‘official’ school once summer comes…
  3. I knew that today would be very hard for me!

You see, we live on a corner lot in our neighborhood and the school bus stops right at our corner every morning and afternoon.  It is a constant reminder to me of what the ‘norm’ is and how ‘different’ the choice to homeschool our children this year is.   What I think is even more difficult is that when I see that yellow school bus each day, it also brings up emotions in me of inadequacy and questioning in my abilities to educate our children at home.

In Psalm 32:8, the Lord says  ‘I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go.  I will counsel you and watch over you.’   Lord, I trust Your leadng.  Help me to dispell these insecurities and fear of man. 

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  1. Michelle,
    I have enjoyed and learned from your website for the past 2 years…I too have a K daughter, a 4 year old daughter and a baby and I am homeschooling…I just found your blog and am so excited to see you are homeschooling! Your website is amazing and I am sure you are doing a fabulous job!

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