Well next Monday begins this new adventure for our family and I am very excited about it! I don't know exactly what to expect but I know God has called me to do this at this time for my girls and He has given me a passion and excitement for teaching my children the things that are important to our family as well as the things that are important to God.
The process of making this decision was more emotional and tedious than I initially thought. Listing all the pros and cons and rating them, discussing them, praying about them...it was painful! But, after all the contemplating and discussion the one thing that I kept going back to was that I felt that God was calling me to this. Now as one of the most unorganized and scatterbrained person I know, I began to break out into cold sweats when I started thinking about and reading about all that goes into homeschooling, it would be incredibly sad to have a massive anxiety attack before we even start school. But, once again the peace of God would reassure me that this is what He is calling me to do and in spite of where I feel I am lacking, He is going to make up the difference.
So as I sit here tonight in our newly decorated school room that awaits the beautiful Staten girls, I get slightly emotional thinking about the awesome opportunity that is before me. The opportunity to pour into my daughters the values and principles that are pleasing to God.