Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Starting MittelSchool soon!

Well, I totally failed at blogging just about our daily life! Twice now I have said that I was going to start doing it again...and well, it never went past that post saying I was going to do it or at least try! But now I am so super excited(and honestly nervous) about us praying, deciding and now starting to homeschool Gage and Malia that I could shout it off a roof top(!!!!!!), but since both sides of my family are not for it, I just keep quiet about it to not stir more issues, that's where this blog comes back in! I'm really hoping to blog about our weeks and have a little online 'scrapbook' of our new adventure!
Like so many others say, we, too, did not plan to homeschool our children. I really feel it was God's leading and I am so excited to be spending this precious time with my children and to be able to show them just how amazing our God is in everything they will be learning! My husband was homeschooled and for all six of our dating years and just about two years into our marriage we both felt that we would not homeschool due to somethings that my husband felt and I agreed upon. Then a friend starting searching into what she would be using her first year of school and my heart struggled with, "wow that seems so exciting!" and "well, you can't get excited b/c one, you are not doing this and two, how stupid are you going to look when you've made it clear you would not be homeschooling"...and I really think that's when God starting working in my heart and leading us towards homeschooling. I have always wanted to be a teacher, I was always playing school with my brother and Granny when I was little, so my desire to teach has always been here, but when it came time to go to college for an education in teaching, I honestly just didn't go because I was scared of the student teaching in front of a teacher(I've always been scared to talk in front of people...guess out goes the "you'll be able to socialize if you go to public school theory"!). So what better teaching position is there than teaching the two(at least for now!) most precious children in the world to me, whom, I truly care about their education and what exactly they are being taught, than to get to BE THEIR teacher!?!? So, I started getting excited about this...but then there was my husband, who still felt the way I was starting to 'use' to feel. Clearly God was in control and already working in my husband's heart...When I just 'mentioned' homeschooling a a tad little hint of it, making sure he knew I still wasn't thinking about it of course...his reply was, "If you are feeling like we should homeschool, then I'm in this with you and I think it's what we are suppose to do" ...What?! I thought we had agreed we weren't doing this and so quickly he is "yeah, if you feel God leading us, then let's do it"...only God can soften a heart like that! And now here we are a little over a year later, our curriculum bought, organized and ready to go on our start date! So there you have it, my "I wasn't planning to homeschool story"!

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Hi Chantae! Wow, how I can relate to your story. We weren't planning to homeschool, either, but God softened our hearts, as well. In our case, we were both public school graduates and public school teachers, and we felt like public school was good enough for us, so it should be good enough for our kids, too! Fortunately, God changed my husband's heart and even my daughter's heart, but He had to work a little harder to change mine. I don't regret it for a second, though! Homeschooling has been a tremendous blessing in our family! :)

You left a comment on my blog about the recipe cards I used for How to Make a Cherry Pie and See the USA. I definitely don't mind sharing that file with you. If you email me at beaglemamma at cmaaccess dot com, I'd be happy to send it to you!

And BTW, I love the name of your blog. :)