Decision To Home School Comes With Confidence In God
There are decisions that we must make for our children that are not easy. There the kind of decisions that keep us up all night wondering what to do and we question our ability. Maybe you are faced with a tough decision for your child. Perhaps it’s medical, living arrangement, custody issue, or an educational choice. You are not alone. Home School was mine.
Recently I noticed that both of my kids are struggling with academics. We had them evaluated and they both have learning issues. After my husband and I discussed their delays we decided to get specialized help. It’s been helpful but I sense they need more. They both have challenges that keep them from processing information correctly.
My children have never gone to a public school. My son is eight and my daughter is seven. During this time, I questioned my lifelong dream to home school and I considered putting them in a school. I thought maybe if I looked hard enough I could find something better for them. I was worried that I didn’t have what it would take to help them succeed.
It was a heart wrenching time. I felt like all my confidence had went out the window and I worried about their well being.
I had to decide quickly because the school I was looking at had a deadline for registration. I was sick to my stomach, light headed, and couldn’t sleep for days.
Making decisions are hard enough and even more so when it’s about our children. It’s our responsibility to provide them with the best. That’s a lot of pressure, isn’t it?
So, this is what I did before I made my final decision and I learned so much along the way. You can read my full post here
I discuss the steps I took to make the best decision for my kids and our family. God filled me with realizations and courage to press on.
- When I sat at God’s feet He showed me something powerful
- God spoke to my heart when others challenged my decision
- God brought me unexpected answers and help
I have learned that God will never ask me to do something and then not provide me with the resources to be successful. I’m putting all my confidence in God and I’m simply saying, “Yes I will do this.”
I hope that my decision-making steps are helpful and that you will find your answer soon. The most important thing to remember is that we don’t have to decide until we feel peace about it.
Be Still and Know That God Is With You — Read my full story at The Stay At Home Mom Survival Guide